Deal Reached In Case Against Ex-Chef Of Virginia Governor’s Mansion

AP

Lawyers for former Virginia executive mansion chef Todd Schneider and state prosecutors have reached an agreement in Schneider’s felony embezzlement case, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on Wednesday.

“The parties have agreed on a very favorable resolution of the allegations against Todd Schneider,” Schneider’s attorney, Steven Benjamin, told the newspaper. “That agreement will be presented to the court at 2 p.m.”

Schneider had been accused of taking property from the governor’s mansion kitchen. But according to a court motion filed at the end of April by his attorney, Schneider had also begun providing state and federal authorities with information about Gov. Bob McDonnell’s (R) relationship with Jonnie Williams, a Virginia businessman and political donor. The relationship between Williams and McDonnell’s family is now the subject of a federal investigation.

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