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Businessman who gave gifts takes stand in McDonnell trial

(Alexa Welch Edlund / AP)

Jonnie Williams testified that the former Va. first lady offered to help his company, with then Gov. McDonnell’s blessing, for $65,000.

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Defense attorney: McDonnell marriage had ‘broken down’

(Joe Mahoney / AP)

The corruption of trial of the former governor got underway in Richmond on Tuesday morning.

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‘Crush defense’ could help McDonnells legally, analysts say

(Alexa Welch Edlund / AP)

But convincing a jury that Maureen McDonnell had romantic motives could prove difficult, some predict.

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Jury chosen in McDonnell corruption case

(Joe Mahoney / AP)

There are four women and eight men on the jury that will decide the fate of the former governor of Virginia.

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Robert McDonnell trial to cast unflinching light on Virginia couple’s friends, marriage

(Steve Helber / AP)

Even Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton could get a mention as ex-governor’s federal corruption trial starts Monday.

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At McDonnell corruption trial, former Va. governor’s character will be key

(Steve Earley / AP)

His attorneys say that character will be “centerpiece” of McDonnell’s defense in corruption case.

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In McDonnell corruption case, federal judge sides with prosecutors on most disputes

(Steve Earley / AP)

Ex-Va. governor can call an expert on finances, but the judge sides with prosecutors on most other disputes.

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McDonnells’ finances take center stage at hearing

(Steve Earley / The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Defense attorney says prosecutors questioned witnesses on couple’s alleged “desperate” money situation.

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McDonnells appear in Richmond for hour-long hearing

Former first couple seeking to have high-priced attorney testify as expert witness.

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After indictment, Morrissey again fighting for his political life

(Bob Brown / AP)

Indictment on sex charge the latest episode in Va. politician’s colorful career.