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Jonnie R. Williams, key witness against McDonnells, has a complicated past

(Michele White / AP)

Jonnie R. Williams Sr. is a skillful salesman, but whether a jury will find him persuasive is an open question.

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Former Va. governor may not discuss case with witnesses

(Steve Earley / AP)

Robert F. McDonnell is barred from talking about corruption case with witnesses, even those in his family.

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For months, taxpayer-funded attorneys had big role in federal McDonnell, Star probe

(Steve Earley / AP)

Taxpayer-funded attorneys called for chef’s case responded to prosecutors looking into Star relationship.

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Hearing set in former Virginia governor’s federal corruption case

(Steve Earley / AP)

Magistrate judge to hear arguments on who Robert McDonnell and wife can talk to as case proceeds.

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McDonnell defense fund raised about $11,400 last year

(Steve Earley / AP)

The total does not reflect contributions made since the former Virginia governor’s indictment.

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Prosecutors say McDonnells can talk to relatives, but not about the case

(Steve Earley / AP)

Ex-Va. governor and his wife should not be able to discuss the case with potential witnesses, prosecutors say.

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State to drop investigation of McDonnell without charges

(Steve Helber / AP)

No conclusion on disclosure filings was made, but prosecutor says federal inquiry supersedes his probe.

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Bob and Maureen McDonnell, businessman bonded over financial needs, prosecutors say

(Steve Earley / AP)

Debate centers on whether gifts flowed to advance Williams’s firm or to ease first couple’s money stress.

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Who had the worst week in Washington? Maureen McDonnell.

(Steve Helber/Associated Press / AP)

An indictment alleges she lived the high life on someone else’s dime.

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McDonnell rejected plea offer to face one felony, spare wife any charges, avoid trial

(Steve Helber / AP)

Ex-governor’s wife had told prosecutors she felt responsible for link to wealthy businessman.