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Mitt Romney donates $10,000 to McDonnell’s defense fund

Posted at 11:34 PM, Apr 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-22 23:34:10-04

Former Governor Robert McDonnell will get some help to pay legal bills from a former presidential hopeful.

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney personally donated $10,000 to the legal defense fund of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, a man who was once in consideration to be his running mate but now finds himself indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally accepting gifts from a donor.

An anonymous Romney aide confirmed the donation to the Washington Post.

McDonnell and his wife Maureen face federal corruption charges of bribery and fraud, after the couple allegedly accepted over a $150,000 worth of gifts from a wealthy donor and Virginia businessman.

McDonnell has been attempting to raise money for his legal fees through the Restoration Fund.

The two go to trial in July.

Read more on CBS News.