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The corruption case against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is being dropped


The Department of Justice will not retry former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on corruption charges.

In 2014, McDonnell was found guilty of accepting gifts in exchange for political favors. He was sentenced to two years in prison. However, the Supreme Court overturned his corruption conviction unanimously in June after they found that the jury in the initial trial had received faulty instructions about what constitutes bribery under federal law. 

MSNBC's Ari Melber pointed out that dropping the charges would hurt the Obama DOJ. 

Some Twitter users were happy the former governor had been let off the hook. 

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