Johnny Williams individually charged written agreement count indictment McDonald's
The jury in the the federal corruption trial of Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen left court without a verdict on Tuesday.
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00:02 Thank god for his goodness seven. -- time of my
00:06 son just. Wait upon the lord I felt like -- Bob
00:09 McDonnell and his wife Maureen -- is now in the hands
00:13 of a seven men and five woman jury. But it also
00:16 charged in at fourteen count indictment that accuses them of selling
00:19 the prestige of the governor's office. For more than a 177000.
00:24 Dollars worth of gifts and loans from Johnny Williams. There is
00:28 no evidence of a written agreement between Williams and the McDonald's.
00:32 But the jury was told today that an agreement could be
00:35 as simple as a wink and a nod. It could be
00:38 something that occurred because the party's new and evidence that knowledge.
00:43 By their future actions. The McDonald's are accused of providing Williams
00:47 with -- official actions such as meetings and events at the
00:50 mansion. The former governor says he did not do anything special
00:54 for Johnny Williams that he didn't do for other businesses once
00:57 again the jury was told that doesn't matter. He doesn't have
01:00 to do an action. That itself would be illegal he could
01:03 do an action that would -- -- routine part of his
01:06 job. Both McDonald's are charged with making false statements on bank
01:10 forms and mrs. MacDonald is individually charged with obstruction. Four letter
01:15 she wrote when she returned to Oscar Baylor -- dresses to
01:18 Johnny Williams some jury instructions helped the defense. Williams received immunity
01:23 from prosecution for his testimony. Jurors were told to examine the
01:27 testimony of immunize witnesses with greater care. The jury was also
01:32 told to consider the defendant's character and whether the accusations are
01:36 out of line with his character. I've been I've been part
01:39 I kind of justice -- -- 38 years and that. The
01:42 system you're bigoted right and I -- rest -- -- confidence
01:46 that. It's gonna work.