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Prosecutors in McDonnell case ask for additional three weeks to decide on retrial

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 14:38:54-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Federal prosecutors filed a request Friday asking to hold Bob McDonnell’s case for an additional three weeks because they are still trying to decide how to proceed.

According to the “Joint Status Report” filed Friday, “the parties have been conferring, and that progress has progress but has not been completed within the Department of Justice.”

The request asks for the U.S. Court of Appeals to keep the case on hold until September 19th. It also says they will not ask for any more delays in the future.

McDonnell’s federal corruption convictions were unanimously overturned in June by the U.S. Supreme Court. Prosecutors then asked for an additional 30 days to decide whether to continue to press charges and retry the former governor.

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