A video primer on the McDonnell gift scandal

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were charged Tuesday on 14 felony counts of fraud, conspiracy and more, less than a year after The Post's Rosalind Helderman broke the news that the couple had accepted valuable gifts from Virginia business executive Jonnie R. Williams Sr.

Helderman spoke with PostTV, and if you're not clear on the details, it's worth watching her explain the roots of the scandal, how details of it emerged and what happens next for the McDonnells.

A simple allegation from a Virginia chef catalyzed a criminal investigation about former Gov. Robert McDonnell. (Jeff Simon/The Washington Post)

For more specifics, see this timeline of the scandal, and read the latest on the charges here.

Video produced by PostTV's Jeff Simon

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
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