Judge turns down McDonnells’ request to delay arraignment

Posted at 4:25 PM, Jan 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-22 16:59:24-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — The arraignment for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, will go on as scheduled Friday.

This after the court denied a motion by the McDonnells’ lawyers to postpone a bond hearing until Jan. 31.

McDonnell and his wife were indicted on 14 federal corruption charges earlier this week in connection to their relationship with political donor Williams. [READ THE FULL INDICTMENT HERE: McDonnells’ Indictment]

The news broke less than two weeks after McDonnell left the governor’s mansion in Richmond.

Last month the Washington Post reported the Justice Department chose to delay possible felony charges against McDonnell and his wifeafter the governor’s attorneys made an appeal.

To enable a smooth transition of power as Terry McAuliffe became governor, attorneys asked that if prosecutors were to file charges, that it happen after Jan. 11, according to the Washington Post.