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Ex-Va. State Senator Whose Resignation Prompted Investigation Lawyers Up

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“From looking at it in a preliminary fashion, I don’t see a crime,” Bondurant told the newspaper. “We’ll continue to do our investigation and respond to whatever we need to at the appropriate time.”

Puckett's resignation left Republicans in control of both chambers of the Virginia legislature, and cleared the way for the passage of a state budget that did not expand Medicaid under Obamacare -- an expansion that would have covered up to 400,000 low-income Virginians. Reports earlier this month indicated that Puckett had stepped down in exchange for a seat on the state's tobacco commission and a judgeship for his daughter.

Following the controversy over his resignation, Puckett withdrew his name from consideration for the tobacco commission position.