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McDonnell trial’s definition of official acts could spur similar prosecutions elsewhere

(Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)

The judge’s definition of an “official act” may make it easier to pursue public-corruption cases.

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Law firms charge Va. $985,000 for McDonnell trial

Attorney general cited conflict of interest, so private firms were hired as counsel to governor’s staffers.

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Health company at center of McDonnell corruption trial undergoes overhaul

The company formerly known as Star Scientific has tried to revamp since the accusations about its former CEO

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Ex-Va. governor Robert McDonnell guilty of 11 counts of corruption

Jurors weighed 11 charges against the former Va. governor and several against his wife.

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Jurors’ decision in McDonnells’ trial based on ‘overwhelming’ evidence

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

Jurors say their verdict was based on the accumulated weight of a case built by prosecutors day after day.

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Maximum sentences for McDonnells unlikely, but the drama isn’t over

But the high-profile humiliation isn’t over amid appeals, scrutiny of couple’s troubled marriage.

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Maureen McDonnell: Newly convicted and utterly silent

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

The ex-Va. first lady was demeaned and defamed by her husband. And it didn’t save either of them.

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‘No one won in this,’ says chef who sparked McDonnell case

(Steve Helber / Associated Press)

Todd Schneider, the former chef at the governor’s mansion, turned over the documents that led to the probe.

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McDonnell jury in second day of deliberations

(Steve Helber / AP)

The jury will decide whether former Va. governor Robert F. McDonnell is guilty of federal corruption charges.

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McDonnell jury begins deliberations

(Steve Helber / AP)

No verdict is reached after more than five hours of discussion, so the panel will return Wednesday morning.