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The prosecution rests its case against Bob and Maureen McDonnell

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Evidence Aug 13 - New picture of Bob posing with the Rolex watch at Christmas right after Maureen gave it to him. (Source: U.S. District Court) Evidence Aug 13 - New picture of Bob posing with the Rolex watch at Christmas right after Maureen gave it to him. (Source: U.S. District Court)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

The prosecution has rested its case in the corruption trial against former Governor. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. 

The Government spent Thursday wrapping up their case. The defense takes things over on Monday.

The former governor said that he is eager to begin his side of this case, but before he gets there he had listen to the prosecution connect all the dots in their investigation. That gave the jury a chance to see- in person- the extravagant gifts Jonnie Williams lavished on the McDonnell family.

From golf clubs to designer shoes. From designer dresses to expensive handbags. One by one the jury got to see in person some of the luxurious gifts Williams gave to the McDonnell family.

But that's not all. The government carefully laid out the mounting debt Bob and Maureen McDonnell were dealing with. Debt the family claims was racked up after Mr. McDonnell left his job as Attorney General to run for Governor.

"It is tough running for governor you know?" Mr. McDonnell claimed as he entered the court house.

But the prosecution pointed out that McDonnell left public-service to enter into a six-figure job at private law firm. They argue that their questionable financial decisions open the door for Jonnie Williams and they used a complex timeline to connect the two.

Here is just one example.

*On February 16 the governor texted Williams asking about a potential loan

* The next day on February 17 he emails his policy director Jason Eige telling him he wanted to talk about Anatabloc.

Eige replied "We need to be careful about this."

But whatever damage the prosecution may have inflicted, the worst could be over for the McDonnells. Their team gets the case next.

"There is two sides to every story and we will get our chance here on Monday," Mr. McDonnell said.

The fight of Bob McDonnell's life, now at halftime, with much more work to be done.

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