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Colleague: McDonnell donor cried

Corruption trial of ex-governor hears CEO’s call recounted

Posted: August 9, 2014 at 3:04 a.m.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell enters the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, where the federal corruption trial against he and former first lady Maureen McDonnell continues. One of McDonnell's attorneys, John L. Brownlee, is on the right. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)

RICHMOND, Va. -- A wealthy businessman who showered former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans made a major error in judgment, one of his associates said Friday.

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