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  • In this July 14, 2010 photo, Executive chef Todd Schneider poses in the dining room of the Executive Mansion in Richmond, Va. Schneider the former chef at Virginia's executive mansion has been indicted on four felony counts of embezzlement. Todd Schneider was arrested Thursday, March 27, 2012 by Virginia State Police on the indictments handed up last week in Richmond Circuit Court. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Joe Mahoney)

    Ex-chef at Virginia governor's mansion pleads no contest

    The former chef at the Virginia governor's mansion pleaded no contest Wednesday to reduced charges that he stole food from the first family's kitchen and was ordered to repay the state $2,300, ending a politically embarrassing case that was headed to trial weeks before the state's hotly contested governor's race.

  • Cuccinelli unworried by legal probes of Va. governor

    Neither embezzlement charges against Virginia's former Executive Mansion chef nor ongoing federal and state investigations into Gov. Bob McDonnell's gift disclosures will be enough to weigh down the gubernatorial campaign of Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, political observers say.

  • Food costs spiked at Virginia governor's mansion in fiscal '12

    A review of state records shows grocery costs at Virginia's Executive Mansion hit the highest levels in years in late 2011 and early 2012, the months leading up to the mansion's chef dismissal and the start of a criminal investigation into operations of the mansion's kitchen.

  • Cuccinelli seeks office recusal in chef's case

    Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II moved to withdraw his office Wednesday from prosecuting embezzlement charges against the former chef at the governor's mansion, citing an unspecified conflict of interest in the ongoing case.

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