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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
McDonnell v. United States
Citation:136 S.Ct. 2355, 195 L.Ed.2d 639 (2016)
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McDonnell (Defendant) was the former governor of Virginia. He was charged with bribery after allegedly accepting loans and gifts while in office from the CEO of a Virginia company that had developed a nutritional supplement. The CEO sought McDonnell’s assistance in obtaining research studies on the supplement’s active ingredient by Virginia public universities. McDonnell was convicted by a jury of honest services fraud and extortion under the Hobbs Act.
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