RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- -

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges.

Bob and Maureen McDonnell entered the pleas during a court hearing Friday.

Earlier in the day, both were released on their own recognizance as they await trial. During the bond hearing, a federal magistrate warned both sides not to try the case in the media. The gamesmanship with the media ends now, he said.

The couple arrived at the courthouse early Friday morning with an entourage of about two dozen family members and supporters. The supporters included the McDonnell's daughter and son-in-law, House Speaker Bill Howell, and other Republican leaders in the House of Delegates.

The former Republican governor and his wife were indicted on 14 counts Tuesday after a lengthy federal investigation of his relationship with the former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.

Virginia lawmakers again responded to the McDonnells' court appearance Friday.

“It is a sad day for the Commonwealth. I think we’re all kind of stunned,” Senator Bill Stanley (R) of Franklin County said. “We can’t believe it, but over the four years, we’ve all gotten to know Bob very well. I think you can say throughout this capitol, we hold him in high regard.”

Senator John Edwards (D) of Roanoke: “I wish him and his family well. Nobody in Virginia should be happy about this, and we’ll just let the court process take its course.”

Both McDonnells requested a jury trial, and it’s now expected to start on July 28 here at the federal courthouse in Richmond. The lawyers predict it will take five to six weeks.

"The governor is one of my closest friends. We go back probably almost 22 years, and I think friends need to be there for each other during tough times," House Majority Leader Kirk Cox (R) said.

Delegate Dave Albo of Springfield said: "America is the greatest place on earth, because a judge doesn’t decide whether you’re guilty , the prosecutor doesn’t decide, the government doesn’t decide. 12 people who live in your neighborhood decide, and that’s what I think this is all about."

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have been released on their own recognizance in their federal corruption case.

U.S. Magistrate Judge David Novak on Friday also ordered the McDonnells not to leave the country. The former governor's lawyer says the couple already have surrendered their passports.

The former Republican governor and his wife were indicted on 14 counts Tuesday after a lengthy federal investigation of his relationship with a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.

Federal prosecutors allege the McDonnells accepted more than $165,000 worth of loans and gifts from Jonnie Williams, the former head of Star Scientific Inc.

Prosecutors say that in return, the McDonnells improperly helped Williams promote his company's products.

McDonnell, once a rising star in the Republican Party, has denied criminal wrongdoing.

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are set to make their first court appearance on federal corruption charges.

A bond hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m., followed by an arraignment at 11 a.m. Friday in U.S. District Court in Richmond.

The former Republican governor and his wife were indicted Tuesday after a lengthy federal investigation of his relationship with a former CEO of a dietary supplement maker.

Federal prosecutors allege that the McDonnells accepted more than $165,000 worth of loans and gifts from Jonnie Williams, the former head of Star Scientific Inc.

Prosecutors say that in return, the McDonnells improperly helped Williams promote his company's products.

McDonnell was once a rising star in the Republican Party. He has denied doing anything illegal.