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Judge rules on McDonnell federal corruption trial motions


RICHMOND, Va. – A judge has ruled on motions submitted in the federal corruption trial of former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

Judge James Spencer ruled to exclude testimony from Peter White, a witness for the McDonnells, as well as part of J. Allen Kosowsky’s testimony.

Spencer also ruled in favor of the government on an important piece of evidence saying the form in which McDonnell disclosed the amount of gifts he received each year in office can be used by the prosecution in trial later this month.

Spencer said in those forms there is no suggestion that the former governor violated state ethics laws.

The case against the McDonnells will go to trial July 28.


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