The 14 counts against ex-gov of Va., wife
- Article by: The Associated Press
- Associated Press
- January 21, 2014 - 6:00 PM
RICHMOND, Va. — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on 14 charges Tuesday that, if convicted, could result in punishments of decades in prison and fines of up to $1 million.
The indictment accuses the Republican and the former first lady of:
— 1 count of conspiracy to commit honest-services wire fraud.
— 3 counts of honest-services wire fraud.
— 1 count of conspiracy to obtain property under color of official right.
— 6 counts of obtaining property under color of official right.
— 1 count of making false statements to a federal credit union.
Bob McDonnell is also charged with one counting of making a false statement to a financial institution.
Maureen McDonnell is charged with one count of obstruction of an official proceeding.
The false statement counts are punishable by up to 30 years and the rest are punishable by up to 20 years. Fines range from $250,000 to $1 million.
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