TIME Living politics Former Virginia Governor: My Dysfunctional Marriage Proves I’m Innocent Charlotte Alter @charlottealter July 30, 2014 SHARE Steve Helber—AP Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, accompanied by his wife, Maureen, speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va., Jan. 21, 2014. Defense lawyers say the gov's wife accepted gifts because she had a crush on a political donor. Will the jury buy it? We asked the experts.