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Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell to remain free on bail pending appeal

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will not have to report to a federal prison in two weeks, a federal appeals court said Monday, in a move that bodes well for McDonnell’s appeal of his conviction on public corruption charges.

Convicted Ex-Virginia Governor’s Law License Revoked

Bob McDonnell’s conviction on 11 public corruption charges is not good for his law career. “Like” us on Facebook Now read this:New York State Assembly Speaker Arrested For Corruption (Jan 22, 2015) Chris Christie: The Most Corrupt Governor in America (Jan 7, 2015) Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years In Prison (Jan [...]

Top Corruption Prosecutor at the Justice Department Is Moving On

The head of the Justice Department's public corruption unit, which in recent years prosecuted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi, is transferring out of Washington.

Judge Denies McDonnell Effort to Remain Free

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) “must report to prison on Feb. 9 after a federal judge today turned down his request to remain free on bond while he appeals his 11 corruption convictions,” the Richmond Times Dispatch reports.

Judge rules on Bob McDonnell's request to remain free during appeal

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's lawyers argued that his appeal could take nearly as long as his prison sentence

Unforgivable: The Governor and the Teen-ager

2 weeks agoNews : News Desk

Bob McDonnell, the disgraced ex-governor of Virginia, appealed for the mercy of the court, and he received it. A former Presidential prospect with a career in state politics, McDonnell, along with his wife, Maureen, was convicted inShow More Summary

Rachel Maddow Looks At Anti-Gay Former VA Governor Bob McDonnell's Dramatic Sentencing Hearing: VIDEO

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As we reported yesterday, anti-gay former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was sentenced to only two years in prison after being convicted on 11 counts of corruption this past September. The sentencing was somewhat of a shock to observers, as McDonnell...

Chris Christie: The Most Corrupt Governor in America

Now that former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has been yanked out of political circulation with his two-year prison sentence, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) can officially ascend to the post of the Most Corrupt Governor In America. Seriously, mark your calendars because Sunday’s playoff game in Dallas heralded the end of the Christie presidential campaign — [...]

Bob McDonnell Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

The saga of disgraced former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell came to some kind of resolution today as he was sentenced to two years in prison, less than what prosecutors wanted. McDonnell and his wife Maureen were charged last year with public corruption for taking $177,000 in gifts while McDonnell was......

Robertson: Bob McDonnell Was Seduced By A Woman, Just Like Adam Was

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

One of Pat Robertson's "charities" had offered to employ McDonnell in lieu of a prison sentence.

How the Bureau of Prisons will determine Bob McDonnell’s placement

There are three things former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is most likely wishing for: A glowing letter of recommendation, the lucky push of a button and an 11th-hour phone call. On Feb. 9, McDonnell will begin serving a two-year sentence for public corruption. That leaves the ex-governor with little more than a month to get his affairs in order. The first order of […]

Prison life dos and dont's for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is about to spend two years in prison on federal corruption charges. Tim Mak of The Daily Beast asked two other well-known politician/felons -- ex-congressman Bob Ney and lobbyist Jack Abramoff -- what advice they could share about making prison life less unpleasant. Read the rest

Anti-Gay Former VA Governor Bob McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years For Corruption

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

(Photo via Twitter) Anti-gay former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison after being convicted in September on charges of corruption. While McDonnell had originally faced up to two decades in prison, the maximum possible...

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

Prosecutors wanted 10 years, but the judge said two was enough. U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer said he was moved by the outpouring of support for McDonnell, though he could not ignore the jury’s verdict. “A price must be paid,” Spencer said. “Unlike Pontius Pilate, I can’t wash my hands of it all. A [...]

Ex-Gov. McDonnell Sentenced to 2Years, Gov't. Sought 10-12

Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison today. Probation recommended, and prosecutors sought a 10 to 12 year sentence, in accordance with the guidelines. Good lawyering by the defense team. The sentencing guidelines are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Ex-Virginia Governor McDonnell to go to Prison for 2 Years

After all the finger pointing, the disgraced, former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell is going to serve time in prison for corruption. Two years are a lot shorter than the ten years that prosecutors had wanted.

To The Big House

Bob McDonnell, yet another GOP up and come derailed by his own hubris, got a light sentence of two years: A federal judge sentenced former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell to two years in prison Tuesday — a term far lower than what prosecutors had sought and one that means the popular politician will be [Read more...]

Virginia Ex-Gov Bob McDonnell Gets 2 Years In Prison 

Despite the nearly 450 people who begged leniency on his behalf—including his totally chill, well-spoken daughters —former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was sentenced today to two years in prison on corruption charges. Read more.....

McDonnell sentenced to two years

(Paul Mirengoff) Judge James Spencer has sentenced former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell to two years in prison. This represents a win for McDonnell, who faced the possibility of being sentenced to a term of more than ten years, as the government wanted. Show More Summary

McDonnell Gets 2 Years Prison for Corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for public corruption. A jury found the Republican guilty on 11 counts of corruption in September. Prosecutors had recommended that U.S. District Judge James Spencer sentence the former governor to at least 10 years in prison. Show More Summary

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