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Federal Judge Overturns One Conviction Against Maureen McDonnell

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RICHMOND, Va.- A federal judge has overturned one conviction against , Maureen McDonnell, the wife of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. However, other corruption verdicts against her and her husband are still affirmed.

Judge James R. Spencer rejected the McDonnells' request for a new trial and their arguments that the guilty verdicts should be overturned.

The judge tossed a jury's decision that Maureen McDonnell was guilty of obstructing justice. Spencer said prosecutors did not prove she attempted to mislead a federal grand jury investigation.

Maureen McDonnell is now guilty of eight counts instead of nine. She will be sentenced next year.

A jury convicted the McDonnells  in September of illegally trying to help a dietary supplement maker in exchange of more than $150,000 in gifts and loans.
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