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Politician Caught In Dietary Supplement Scandal Gets A Reprieve

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Rejecting US prosecutors' interpretation of the federal bribery statute, the US Supreme Court on June 27 tossed out the September 2014 conviction on corruption charges of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, who was caught up in a $175,000 scandal, which the justices called "distasteful" and "tawdry," involving dietary supplement maker Star Scientific, which now goes by Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals.

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