Quantcast

Judge: Ex. VA Gov. McDonnell Can't Keep Filings from Prosecutors - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Judge: Ex. VA Gov. McDonnell Can't Keep Filings from Prosecutors

Posted: Updated:

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A judge says former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell can keep some court filings from the public, but not from prosecutors in his public corruption case.

U.S. District Judge James Spencer issued the ruling Thursday in response to a motion filed by McDonnell. The former Republican governor and his wife, Maureen, are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 from the former CEO of a dietary supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products. Their trial is set for July.

McDonnell asked permission to file information under seal supporting his request for separate trials. He also asked the judge to keep the information from prosecutors, saying it would expose his trial strategy. Spencer said McDonnell can file the papers under seal, but prosecutors can't be excluded.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Sign Up for Email Alerts

    Sign up to receive NBC29 news and weather updates in your inbox daily.

    * denotes required fields



    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVIR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.