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January 21st, 2014
04:52 PM ET

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell indicted over gift scandal

(CNN) – Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, once a rising star in the Republican Party who was considered potential presidential material, has been indicted along with his wife on federal charges of accepting illegal gifts.

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The 14-count indictment, culminating a lengthy investigation of their relationship with a Virginia business executive, alleges honest services fraud, false statements and obstruction.

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