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  • FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 file photo, Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, right, and his wife, Maureen, center, behind McDonnell, are surrounded by family and supporters as they leave Federal court in Richmond, Va. The former first lady of Virginia and her husband, former Gov. Bob McConnell, have been indicted on several counts of trading on their influence to enrich themselves and family members.(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell makes a statement as his daughter, Cailin and her husband, Chris Young, listen during a news conference in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014.  McDonnell and his wife were indicted Tuesday on corruption charges after a monthslong federal investigation into gifts the Republican received from a political donor.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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