Final arguments on McDonnells: Bribery vs. just 'tacky'

Posted: August 30, 2014 at 3 a.m.

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, arrives at federal court with his daughter Jeanine McDonnell Zubowsky, left, and son Bobby, McDonnell, right, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Richmond, Va. Closing arguments are expected to begin Friday in the McDonnell's corruption case. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took bribes and used their political muscle to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement because they were deeply in debt and couldn't refuse the more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prosecutors said Friday.

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