On September 8, 2016, DOJ moved to dismiss charges against former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell.  The Supreme Court unanimously vacated Governor McDonnell’s conviction in June, concluding that the favors McDonnell performed for one of his donors—including setting up meetings, calling other public officials, and hosting an event—did not qualify as “official acts” for purposes of the bribery statute. DOJ Press Release

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