Prosecutors to drop McDonnell corruption case

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/WAVY) — Federal prosecutors are dropping their case against Bob and Maureen McDonnell.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June overturned the bribery conviction of the former Virginia governor, citing a broad interpretation of the term “official act.”

McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted in 2014 of corruption, fraud and bribery charges.

In a court document, prosecutors did not explain their rationale for deciding not to retry McDonnell or his wife Maureen.

This decision brings a conclusion to a long appeals process that began shortly after Bob and Maureen’s convictions.

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