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Bob McDonnell, Wife Plead Not Guilty To Corruption Charges

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RICHMOND, VA - JANUARY 8:Outgoing Virginia governor Bob McDonnell delivers his final State of the Commonwealth address before newly elected Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe takes office at the Virginia State Capitol on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, in Richmond, VA. McDonnell leaves office Saturday and remains under the threat of federal indictment related to more than $165,000 in gifts and loans that a Virginia businessman provided to him and his family.(Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington P | The Washington Post via Getty Images

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges.

Bob and Maureen McDonnell entered the pleas during a court hearing Friday. Their jury trial has been set for July 28.

Earlier in the day, both were released on their own recognizance as they await trial. A federal magistrate judge ordered them not to leave the country.

The couple arrived at the courthouse early Friday morning with an entourage of about two dozen family members and supporters.

The former Republican governor and his wife were indicted on 14 counts Tuesday after a lengthy federal investigation of his relationship with the former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.

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