Prosecutors: McDonnell evidence glitch fixed

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Associated Press

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 25 at 1:07 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they've corrected technical problems that effectively delayed the transfer of a vast amount of computerized evidence to former Gov. Bob McDonnell's attorneys.

McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in loans and gifts from Jonnie Williams, the former CEO of dietary supplements maker Star Scientific Inc., in exchange for helping promote the company's products. They have pleaded not guilty. A trial is set for July.

McDonnell's attorneys complained last week that 5 million pages of electronic documents arrived "in a chaotic format riddled with errors." They asked a judge to order prosecutors to fix the problem.

In court papers, prosecutors say no order is necessary because they provided hard drives with data in the defendants' chosen format Monday.

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