McDonnell defense fund raised more than $11,000 in 2013

Gov. McDonnellRICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ New filings with the IRS show that the legal defense fund set up for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell raised more than $11,000 last year.   The biggest donor was Stanley Baldwin, a Virginia Beach attorney who started the fund last July to help cover some of McDonnell’s legal fees.  The biggest expense was $1,875 for the fund’s website.  The website lists some of the donations made in January, which total more than $5,000.  After a lengthy federal investigation, McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted earlier this month on federal corruption charges.  Prosecutors said the former first couple illegally helped a CEO of a dietary supplement maker promote his products in exchange for loans and lavish gifts. The McDonnells have denied any illegal activity.

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