RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell say evidence turned over by prosecutors in his public corruption case is a mountain of computerized documents “in a chaotic format riddled with errors.”
In court papers filed Wednesday, lawyers say it’s the digital equivalent of dumping 5 million loose-leaf documents on the floor.
The lawyers are asking a federal judge to order prosecutors to immediately fix the problem. The government has not yet responded to the motion.
McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in loans and gifts from the former CEO of a dietary supplements maker in exchange for helping promote his company’s products. They have pleaded not guilty. A trial is set for late July.