Resolution reached in Executive Chef embezzlement case

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - An agreement has been reached in the ongoing scandal involving the former Executive Chef at the Governor's Mansion.

"The parties have agreed to a favorable resolution on the allegations against Todd Schneider," according to his lawyer Steve Benjamin.

A hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday on the matter.

Schneider faces four felony counts of embezzlement for taking food from the Governor's Mansion, but had previously said Governor Bob McDonnell used public money to throw dinners for political allies. He said the governor hosted the political parties on the taxpayers' dime and told Schneider to use taxpayer funded food, instead of paying for the dinners.

Schneider also claimed he told Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli about the alleged wrongdoing, but claims the Commonwealth ignored the complaint and instead turned around and charged Schneider. McDonnell spokesman Tucker Martin dismissed the Chef's accusations.

Rachel DePompa will be in the courtroom for Wednesday's hearing. We will update the story on-air and online as the situation develops.

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