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Jury returning to work in former VA governor trial

RICHMOND, VA. (AP) - Jurors have deliberated about 13 hours over five days without reaching a verdict in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

They will return to federal court in Richmond on Thursday to continue examining a massive amount of testimony and other evidence from a trial that's now in its sixth week.

The McDonnells are charged in a 14-count indictment with doing special favors for Jonnie Williams, the CEO of dietary supplements maker Star Scientific Inc., in exchange for $165,000 in gifts and loans.

McDonnell is a onetime national Republican up-and-comer who was considered a possible running mate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. He testified in his own defense and denied criminal wrongdoing.

Williams testified under immunity as the prosecution's star witness.
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