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RICHMOND, Va. — The jury of 12 men and women are now deliberating the fate of Bob and Maureen McDonnell. The former first couple is being tried on federal corruption charges.

Deliberations began after two hours of jury instructions Tuesday morning. Judge James Spencer told the jury what they could and could not consider while reaching a verdict.

Some the instructions included jurors not counting Maureen McDonnell a public official, stipulating officials act could be routine services and that corrupt acts must be done knowingly.

The last remaining alternate juror was released Tuesday, however that juror was instructed to maintain media silence.

Judge Spencer told the jury deliberations will go until 5:30 p.m. If no verdict is reached they will resume deliberations 9:30 Wednesday morning.

Bob and Maureen McDonnell were first indicted on January 21, 2014 – just days after McDonnell left office.

Bob McDonnell is facing charges on counts 1-13

Maureen McDonnell is facing charges on 1-11 and 13-14

Count 1: Conspiracy to Defraud the Citizens of Virginia of Their Honest Services by Use of Interstate Wires

Count 2: Use of Interstate Wire Communications to Further Scheme to Defraud the Citizens of Virginia of Their Right to Honest Services ($15K Wedding Check from Jonnie Williams)

Count 3: Use of Interstate Wire Communications to Further Scheme to Defraud the Citizens of Virginia of Their Right to Honest Services ($50K MoBo Check from Jonnie Williams)

Count 4: Use of Interstate Wire Communications to Further Scheme to Defraud the Citizens of Virginia of Their Right to Honest Services ($20K MoBo Check from Jonnie Williams)

Count 5: Conspiracy to Obtain Property under Color of Official Right

Count 6: Obtaining Property under Color of Official Right ($50K check from Jonnie to Maureen)

Count 7: Obtaining Property under Color of Official Right ($15K check from Jonnie for wedding)

Count 8: Obtaining Property under Color of Official Right ($2,380 green fees at Kinloch Golf Club)

Count 9: Obtaining Property under Color of Official Right ($1,424 green fees at Kinloch)

Count 10: Obtaining Property under Color of Official Right ($50K MoBo check from Jonnie)

Count 11: Obtaining Property under Color of Official Right ($20K MoBo wire transfer from Jonnie)

Count 12: False Statement (Bob McDonnell’s statement to Towne Bank)

Count 13: False Statement (Bob and Maureen McDonnell’s statement to PenFed)

Count 14: Obstruction of an Official Proceeding (Maureen McDonnell letter to Jonnie about dresses)

The trial of the McDonnell’s commenced on July 28 and lasted five full weeks.

 

 

 

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