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McDonnell children's letters place blame on Maureen

Published: Dec. 28, 2014 at 8:24 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 7, 2015 at 8:24 PM EST
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's children are speaking out, saying their father's downfall and conviction can be blamed on one person -- their mother.

The children recently wrote a blunt letter to a federal judge, saying that former First Lady Maureen McDonnell's materialism and mental health issues derailed her husband's career.

The letters of support from the McDonnell children are part of a large collection put together by Bob McDonnell's attorneys, who are seeking leniency at the upcoming sentencing set for Jan. 6.

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