By LARRY O’DELL
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s public corruption trial is winding down in federal court in Richmond.
McDonnell testified in his own defense for more than four days. He wrapped up his time on the witness stand Tuesday by acknowledging using bad judgment but firmly denying criminal wrongdoing.
McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, 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.
The former governor’s lawyer told the judge that he has just one more witness to call Wednesday.
Then Maureen McDonnell will present her case. Her attorney said that should take about three hours, leaving only closing arguments and instructions from the judge before the case goes to the jury.
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