Reuters - Video

Edition: U.S. | U.K. | IN | CN | JP

Top News

Closing arguments begin in former Virginia governor's corruption trial

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 00:42

Jurors hear closing arguments in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife. The two are charged with accepting gifts and loans from a businessman. Linda So reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell arrives at court surrounded by his children. Closing arguments have begun in his federal corruption trial. SOUNDBITE: FORMER VIRGINIA GOVERNOR BOB MCDONNELL, SAYING: "The whole family's here. That's my greatest source of strength and enjoyment, my 5 children and I'm blessed they're all here." McDonnell and his wife Maureen are charged with accepting gifts and loans from businessman Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his company's dietary supplement. SOUNDBITE: FORMER VIRGINIA GOVERNOR BOB MCDONNELL, SAYING: "I feel good, I just kept my eyes on the Lord and my thoughts on the facts and that's all I can do, one day at a time." If convicted, the McDonnells could spend up to 20 years in prison.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Closing arguments begin in former Virginia governor's corruption trial

Friday, August 29, 2014 - 00:42