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Jail Looms for Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell After Court Rejects Appeal

Jail time is becoming ever more likely for former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, who was convicted of public corruption charges last year. McDonnell's conviction stemmed from accepting $177,000 in loans, gifts, and other perks in exchange for promoting a friend's dietary supplements. McDonnell was sentenced to two years in......

Appeals court affirms convictions of former Virginia governor

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell appeared to be headed to jail Friday after a federal appeals court affirmed his convictions on 11 counts of selling his office to help a businessman who plied him with gifts and loans.

Nontroversy Over Dylann Roof's Background Check, OPM Director Out, Brewer Defends Trump: P.M. Links

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

The FBI says Dylann Roof shouldn't have been able to buy a gun and a "loophole" is to blame. Looks more like mere government incompetence to Brian Doherty, though. Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's appeal went nowhere. Former Arizona Gov. Show More Summary

Former Gov. McDonnell's Conviction Affirmed By Appeals Court

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

After the ruling, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said he never violated his oath of office; his lawyers say they'll continue to fight the conviction.

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The 4 th Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously affirmed the conviction for federal corruption against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. Unless the U.S. Supreme Court or the entire 4 th Circuit issues a stay, it now looks likely that the former governor will have to report to federal prison. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Upholds Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's Convictions

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption convictions. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the convictions Friday. A jury...Show More Summary

Appeals court affirms Bob McDonnell’s convictions

A federal appeals panel court on Thursday unanimously affirmed the public corruption convictions against former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell, writing in an 89-page opinion that the onetime Republican rising star "received a fair trial and was duly convicted by a jury of his fellow Virginians."Read full article >>

Bob McDonnell Tries, Tries Again

RICHMOND, Virginia—Former Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell was looking confident as he appeared before a three-judge panel of the 4 th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday morning, appealing his blockbuster public corruption conviction...Show More Summary

What to expect from oral arguments over Bob McDonnell’s appeal

Prosecutors and defense attorneys will make in-person pitches on Tuesday to a panel of federal appeals court judges about whether to vacate or uphold the public corruption convictions of former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell — an important moment in the case, even though the judges’ decision is likely still months away. Read full article >>

Doubling Down on Double Standards

Mona Charen has a terrific column on the homepage today, asking why the media is demanding a “smoking gun” for Hillary Clinton when the same standards haven’t applied to other politicians like Bob McDonnell. Sometimes the array of dead...Show More Summary

Once Known as Star Scientific, Rock Creek Labors to Develop a Drug

The dietary supplements company that figured in the scandal involving former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is trying to transform itself into a drug developer, but ran into a glitch when a board member resigned after a dispute over a clinical trial.

Prosecutors Respond in McDonnell Corruption Appeal

Federal prosecutors filed their first response to an appeal by former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell on Thursday. McDonnell was convicted of 11 counts of public corruption last September, relating from his relationship with a Richmond businessman who had given him over $177,000 in loans and gifts. McDonnell contends that......

Focus on the Family

When Virginia’s former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were charged earlier this year in a 14-count federal indictment, it seemed the story could get no more depressing than it already was. The McDonnells stand accused of trading the prestige of the governor’s office to Jonnie R. Show More Summary

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s home is up for sale

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell, who in January was sentenced to 24 months in prison for corruption, has listed the home he once shared with his estranged wife and fellow convict, Maureen McDonnell, for sale. The couple’s huge Henrico County home, with its 6,000 square feet and six bedrooms, can be yours for $944,000. The McDonnell’s bought the […]

Former Virginia governor says convictions were flawed

5 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

In filing a notice of appeal in federal court, Bob McDonnell said the basis by which he was accused would subject many more to criminal charges

Midday open thread: McDonnell appeals, Charlotte maintains inequality, lying about combat

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Today's comic by is Jen Sorensen 'Right to be a jerk' states: McDonnell seeks reversal of corruption convictions: Former governor Bob McDonnell on Monday asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to toss out his 11 corruption convictions or reverse them and order a new trial. “The government’s case against former Governor Robert F. Show More Summary

Maureen McDonnell sentenced to year and a day

Rachel Maddow reports that Maureen McDonnell, wife of disgraced former Virginia governor, Bob McDonnell, was sentenced to a year and a day in jail for her...

Ex-Va. First Lady Maureen McDonnell Gets One Year in Jail for Bribery 

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced to one year in jail Friday for her role in a bribery and corruption scheme that tanked the career of her husband, former Governor Bob McDonnell. The McDonnells took more than $100,000 in "gifts" in exchange for promoting a ridiculous nutritional supplement made from tobacco. Show More Summary

Former 1st lady of Virginia sentence to 1 yr in federal pen

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced to one year and one day behind bars Friday for her role in a corruption scheme in which she and her husband, former Gov. Bob McDonnell, were found guilty of promoting a wealthy businessman’s products in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans. Click here […]

McDonnell Sentencing: Ex-Virginia First Lady Gets One Year And A Day

Maureen McDonnell, the wife of former Governor Bob McDonnell, was sentenced Friday to 12 months and one day in federal prison after being convicted on corruption charges that also resulted in prison time for her husband. Judge James R. Show More Summary

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