List of Richmond-area elected officials previously indicted

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RICHMOND, Va. – What other area politicians have been indicted, and/or convicted of crimes?

Following the historic conviction of former governor Robert McDonnell, on federal corruption charges, CBS 6 took a look back at other leaders who have a record.

Going back to 1978, there is Raymond Royall, a Richmond city councilman who faked his death in a boating accident. He then surfaced in St. Louis with a new identity. He was charged, and pled guilty, to loan fraud and tax evasion.

In 1985, Colonial Heights city councilman John Wood was indicted for grand larceny in the alleged theft of a 1974 Chevrolet Corvette. He was later acquitted.

In 1988, Petersburg city councilman Clyde Johnson was indicted for forcible rape, statutory rape and aggravated sexual battery of minors age 10-15 years old.

He would ultimately be sentenced to 41 years, of a 120 year sentence.

In 1988 Richmond…

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