Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell (R) and his wife Maureen were charged in federal court Tuesday for illegally accepting gifts, according to The Washington Post.
The gifts, from wealthy dietary supplement businessman Jonnie R. Williams Sr. who was allegedly seeking special treatment from the state government, included luxury vacations and large loans, the Post reported.
In exchange, McDonnell allegedly used the prestige of the governorship to help Williams’ struggling business.
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