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Defense rests in trial of ex-governor, wife

2 painted as too alienated to conspire

Posted: August 28, 2014 at 4:40 a.m.

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, left, and her daughter Cailin Young arrive at federal court, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Richmond, Va. The defense in her corruption case is expected to rest today. McDonnell and his husband Bob, the former Virginia Governor, are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his company's dietary supplements.

Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wrapped up their case in the couple's corruption trial Wednesday by focusing on the idea that the marriage was so chilly that the couple could not have conspired together.

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