RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is not entitled to more details on what they allege he did wrong in his public corruption case.
McDonnell's lawyers have complained that the 14-count indictment in the case is too vague. They are asking for a "bill of particulars" spelling out in more detail exactly how prosecutors allege he broke the law.
In court papers filed Monday, prosecutors urged a judge to reject the request. They say the indictment fairly apprises McDonnell of the charges, allows him to prepare a defense and enables him to avoid undue surprise at trial.
McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are charged with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a health supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products.