2014-08-15T155703Z_2_LYNXMPEA7E0O5_RTROPTP_2_USA-VIRGINIA-MCDONNELL

Judge rejects acquittal bids in corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor, wife

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday rejected defense motions that former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife be acquitted in their corruption and bribery trial. U.S. District Judge James Spencer turned down the bids after a one-hour hearing. The motions came after prosecutors wrapped up their case against McDonnell, a Republican, and his wife after almost three weeks of testimony. Defense lawyers are expected to start calling witnesses on Monday.

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