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Justice Department Moves to Dismiss McDonnell Charges

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

Today, the United States moved to dismiss the charges against Robert F. McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell.  

After carefully considering the Supreme Court’s recent decision and the principles of federal prosecution, we have made the decision not to pursue the case further.  

The department thanks the trial team and its investigative partners for their outstanding work on this case.

Updated September 8, 2016

Press Release Number: 16-1025