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Gov. McDonnell Rejected Plea Deal

Wrong call, gov. Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell apparently turned down an offer by prosecutors to plead guilty to one felony bank fraud charge that would spare his wife, Maureen, charges, and avoid going to trial. Now, the couple is being charged with 14 counts, including conspiracy and fraud after allegedly accepting $165,000 in gifts and loans from a businessman in return for assisting his company. Attorneys for the McDonnells say they're innocent, and the governor has said he was unaware of the extent of gifts received.