Court grants prosecutors 3 additional weeks to decide on retrial in McDonnell case

Posted at 3:00 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 15:00:57-04

RICHMOND, Va. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit granted a request filed by federal prosecutors on Friday to hold Bob McDonnell’s case for an additional three weeks.

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

The court granted the request on Monday.

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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