Plea offer to Gov McDonnell suggests the Feds have a weak case ….

Gov and Mrs.  McConnell have been indicted with 14 felony accounts.  That is a big indictment.  The Washington Post said a plea offer was made that the Gov plead to one felony and all the others against him and his wife would be dropped.  That is a sweet deal – so sweet that I am suspicious of the evidence against them.  Usually plea offers are not that generous – you plead to 7 and the government drops 7 would be a more usual deal. Under this deal, 13 counts get dropped against the Governor and 14 against his wife.  If the Washington Post is correct about the deal that was offered, I suspect the government has a rotten case.  Of course…I don’t know…just suspicious based on my experience as a trial lawyer.

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