2014-08-14T194157Z_2_LYNXMPEA7D0NP_RTROPTP_2_USA-VIRGINIA-MCDONNELL

Prosecution rests in corruption trial of Virginia governor, wife

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) – Prosecutors in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, rested their case on Thursday after showing jurors gifts they said were bribes from a businessman. Prosecutors led by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Aber wrapped up on the 14th day of the high-profile trial. McDonnell and his wife are accused of accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans in exchange for promoting a businessman’s company. If unsuccessful, lawyers for the McDonnells will likely begin presenting witnesses on Monday.

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