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Ties probed between Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, donor

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The FBI is asking associates of the McDonnells about gifts provided to the family by Star Scientific chief executive Jonnie R. Williams Sr. and actions the governor has taken that may have boosted the company.

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McDonnell may be in the clear with the Supreme Court, but the public is another story

The former governor’s transgressions go beyond the legal implications for the average worker.

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Solicitor general to Supreme Court: Don’t take Bob McDonnell’s case

(Jay Westcott / Reuters)

Federal authorities said the former Virginia governor’s conviction “breaks no new ground.”

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Bob McDonnell’s high-profile supporters urge Supreme Court to take case

(Jay Westcott / Reuters)

Former state attorneys general, governors and others support the former Virginia governor

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Maureen McDonnell appeal put on hold

(Steve Helber / AP)

Attorneys had requested the case be put in abeyance pending Supreme Court action in Robert McDonnell’s case.

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McDonnell formally asks Supreme Court to take up his case

(Alex Wong / Getty Images)

Bid has a “reasonable probability” of success, based on justices’ earlier decision to let him stay out of prison.

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Prosecutors: Maureen McDonnell was a ‘full player’ in corruption case

(Bob Brown / Richmond Times-Dispatch via Associated Press)

Prosecutors urged an appeals court to affirm the former Virginia first lady’s convictions.

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Feds: McDonnell does not deserve continued freedom

(Jay Westcott / Reuters)

The Solicitor General urged Chief Justice John Roberts to reject the former Va. governor’s request for bail while pursuing his high court case.

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No prison for McDonnell until chief justice weighs in on bail issue

(Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)

The order from Chief Justice John Roberts is only a modest win for the former Virginia governor.

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Maureen McDonnell to appeals court: You can clear me and not my husband

(Mark Gormus / AP)

In their latest filing, her lawyers emphasized her limited education and that she wasn’t a public official.

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Court of appeals won’t let McDonnell stay out of prison while pursuing Supreme Court challenge

(Alex Wong / Getty Images)

The ruling should initiate the process to put the former governor behind bars in the coming months.