Indicted former governor on staff at Liberty University

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WAVY) – Former Gov. Bob McDonnell has joined the teaching staff at Liberty University.

According to a news release from the university, McDonnell has joined the staff as a visiting professor in government.

“I am privileged to have the opportunity to teach the outstanding young people at Liberty University who will be future leaders for the state and nation. Liberty’s international reach, dynamic growth, and focus on excellence make it a force in higher education,” McDonnell told the university.

McDonnell and his wife Maureen are currently involved in an ethics investigation surrounding his time as governor. Both were indicted on several corruption charges alleging they accepted gifts and loans in exchange for helping Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams.

Among classes led by McDonnell is Government 340 International Relations.

“Gov. McDonnell will add another dimension to the educational experience of Liberty students by teaching leadership,” Liberty University President Jerry Falwell said. “He achieved great success as governor in making Virginia one of the nation’s most business-friendly and fiscally sound states while getting people to work together for the common good. These experiences uniquely qualify him to teach our students about every aspect of serving in public office.”

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