Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks to the press after his sentencing in 2015.

Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks to the press after his sentencing in 2015.

Federal prosecutors will not retry former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell – or his wife, Maureen– on corruption charges. The decision ends a years-long ordeal for a commonwealth that prided itself on honorable politics, yet had loose ethics rules regarding gifts to politicians. Kojo discusses the aftermath with a civics researcher who has followed the McDonnell case.

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  • Bob Gibson Senior Researcher, The Academy for Civic Renewal in University of Virginia's Cooper Center for Public Service
  • Petula Dvorak Columnist, The Washington Post

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