RICHMOND, Va. (Legal Newsline) -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli could be hit with a subpoena, forcing him to testify in an embezzlement case against the Executive Mansion's former chef.

The Associated Press reported late Sunday that a motion was filed in Richmond Circuit Court Friday, seeking a judge's permission to issue subpoenas to Cuccinelli and Patrick Dorgan, senior assistant attorney general.

According to the AP, the motion calls for Cuccinelli to answer questions at a July 8 hearing.

In May, Cuccinelli recused his office from representing Gov. Bob McDonnell in the case against ex-chef Todd Schneider.

The court has since appointed Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Gregory Underwood to take over as special prosecutor.

The attorney general said there was a "practical conflict" in it representing McDonnell in the case.

According to the AP, Cuccinelli has ties to businessman Jonnie Williams, who gave McDonnell's daughter a $15,000 check for her wedding reception, which was held at the Executive Mansion and catered by Schneider's private company.

Cuccinelli is the Republican nominee for governor.

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