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Political Scandal

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife charged with using government office to promote a diet supplement company in exchange for elaborate gifts.
3:00 | 01/24/14

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away some of that risk Another headline, well-known American family leaving beyond their means. A former politician and his wife and a very lavish lifestyle. Here's tonight's ABC's Jeff Zeleny. Reporter: He was once a rising political star, seen as a white house contender. Good evening, my fellow republicans! Reporter: She was a former Washington Redskins cheerleader. But, today former Virginia governor bob Mcdonnell and his wife Maureen walked into the federal court as accused partners in crime. They are both charged with using the power of the governor's office to promote a diet supplement company in exchange for elaborate gifts. Maureen Mcdonnell allegedly received Oscar de la rent ball gowns, Armani dresses, handbags form Louis vitton, golf clubs, iPhones, and a Rolex watch inscribed "71st governor of Virginia." And that's not even counting the loans, prosecutors say the grand total was at least $165,000. In an e-mail, she once told an aide -- "We are broke have an unconscionable amount in credit card debt already and this inaugural is killing us." In court today, they pleaded not guilty to fraud. The couple could face decades in prison. Jeff Zeleny, ABC news, Washington. Jeff, thank you. Now an ABC news exclusive tonight. One-on-one with apple CEO Tim cook. I asked him what's coming next and this evening, a major

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