Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe will step down from the state comptroller position after an investigation found that he used personal funds to pay for trips he took with his wife and daughters.
The findings from the Office of the State Comptroller are the latest in a long-running investigation into the governor’s use of personal funds while he served as the commandant of the Virginia Department of Transportation and Environment.
McAuliffe was charged in August with two felony counts of using personal funds without the state’s permission to pay his wife, Dr. Jill McCabe, for a round-trip flight from Charlotte to Boston, where she and her daughter, Jill’s daughter, attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
The governor and his wife were indicted in June.
McCabe was indicted in November for failing to report $4,600 in expenses that she incurred while attending the convention.
The investigation was opened in August 2018, and in January the state attorney general filed a criminal complaint charging McAuliffe and his staff with “bribery, corruption and other felony charges.”
McCabe was released on $250,000 bail on Feb. 9, but the state of Virginia said on Wednesday that it was seeking a new hearing on the case to determine whether the governor will be allowed to stay free on bail pending a full trial.
McCabe resigned in May from the Department of General Services, where he had been serving since May 2017.
The Office of State Comptroller said that it found that McAuliffe “did not disclose the expenses of his personal use of funds” while serving as company comptroller, and that “the use of these personal funds was consistent with Virginia’s laws governing community services.”
The commisptroller said it found no evidence that McAuliffe violated any state or federal laws.
McCabe has denied any wrongdoing.
McAuliffe, a Democrat, is running for governor in 2018.
He previously served as chairman of the Democratic Governors Association and chairman of Virginia’s Senate Democrats.
He has also served as a Virginia lieutenant governor and state representative.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.