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McDonnell Lawyers Seek To Postpone Court Appearance

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McDonnell's lawyers filed a detailed motion asking that the court appearance, currently scheduled for Friday, be pushed back to Jan. 31 because lawyer Henry Asbill is "outside the United States for his wife’s birthday" and that it would be very difficult for him to return by Friday.

Prosecutors allege that McDonnell and his wife accepted thousands of dollars in gifts from former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams and gave his company favorable treatment from the state government. McDonnell admitted that he accepted the gifts, but maintains that he did nothing illegal.