Virginia

Former Va. Gov Bob McDonnell: I Did Nothing Wrong, Feds Overreaching in Prosecuting Me

Says the law's too broad

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Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell reacted Tuesday night to charges that he and his wife had improperly accepted gifts from a Virginia businessman, saying they were "false allegations."

"I repeat again, emphatically, that I did nothing illegal" for Jonnie R. Williams Sr., the now-former chief executive of a Virginia nutritional supplement company, McDonnell said at a news conference in the lobby of his attorney's office in Richmond. He was accompanied by his wife, Maureen, a daughter and a son-in-law.

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