McDonnells’ Defense Rests

On Wednesday, the 23rd day of the corruption trial of former governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen concluded and the defense has rested their case, reports The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The last day of the defense’s argument circled around a synopsis of telephone,texts email records as well as schedules provided by former FBI agent, Robert Ross, who is an investigator for the law firm representing McDonnell and who testified on his behalf.

The jury also heard from Jeanine McDonnell Zubowsky, the former governor’s eldest daughter as she chronicled the decline of her parent’s marriage. Zubowsky also went so far as calling Jonnie R. Williams a “criminal” and she returned an engagement gift she had received from the StarScientific CEO.

The final piece of information of the day was given by April Niamtu, a friend of Maureen McDonnell and wife of a cosmetic surgeon. The two women became friends when they met at an event when McDonnell was running for governor. Niamtu recalled how “spent” the Maureen was and the harsh effects that the responsibility of being the first lady had on her and her marriage.

 

 

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