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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, began on Monday.

WUSA 9 chats with Criminal Defense Attorney Gary Gerstenfield to get some analysis on the trial.

Gerstenfield says the McDonnell couple could be looking at years of incarceration with no parole.

They will also be dealing with prosecutors known as heavy hitters.

For these reasons Gerstenfield thinks the couple is under a lot of stress. To hear more about what Gerstenfield thinks, watch this video.

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