The judge in the federal corruption trial of former Gov.
After prosecutors finished presenting their evidence Thursday, the McDonnells' attorneys submitted motions for an immediate acquittal, arguing that the government had failed to prove its case.
After hearing arguments from both sides this morning, U.S. District Judge
That means the trial will proceed as scheduled, with the McDonnells' defense teams putting on their case beginning Monday. The former governor's attorneys have said he will testify.
The McDonnells are charged with soliciting more than
In addition to the corruption charges, both McDonnells are charged with making false statements on bank loan papers and
If every such act by an elected official were prosecuted, Newman said, "it would revolutionize American politics."
Newman also argued that in the end, Williams didn't get much for his money. The clinical trials he was seeking for his product at state medical schools never happened.
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