Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has been indicted by a federal grand jury for corruption. So has his wife. McDonnell allegedly took gifts in exchange for favors and special treatment by the Commonwealth of Virginia. He also allegedly used taxpayer dollars for personal purposes. PJ Media has covered McDonnell’s rush to allow felons to vote. Perhaps now it makes sense. The Washington Post:
In exchange, authorities alleged that the McDonnells worked in concert to lend the prestige of the governorship to Williams’s struggling company, a small former cigarette manufacturer that now sells dietary supplements.
The two were charged with 14 felony counts, including wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, obtaining property under color of their official office and conspiring to the do the same.
They were also charged with making false statements to a federal credit union.
McDonnell was also charged with making a false statement to a financial institution, and Maureen McDonnell was charged with obstructing the investigation.
Motive? From paragraph 16 of the indictment:
Then, the First Lady called the donor to see if the Ferrari was available for Bob McDonnell to use: