Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) got a brief reprieve from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday. Now, he wants a much longer one. The governor-turned-felon is asking Roberts to let him stay out of prison on bail while he pursues a full appeal of his conviction on corruption charges before the Supreme Court. Show More Summary
In a short order issued Monday, Chief Justice John Roberts spared former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell from prison while he appeals his case to the Supreme Court. The request from McDonnell's lawyers arrived at the Supreme Court on Friday...Show More Summary
Josh Blackman reports on this emergency application. … Continue reading ?
But he still has one last shot at keeping his freedom during the appeal process. [ more › ]
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“A federal appeals court on Tuesday declined to review the case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, letting his convictions on public corruption charges stand,” the AP reports. “It’s unclear whether Bob McDonnell will now be required to report to prison. He can [...]
An appeals court declined to review the case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, letting his convictions on corruption charges stand.
Pope Francis urges us to speak of justice for the weak, the damned and the politically untouchable when others will not. Disgraced former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (R) is in this group. He has been getting a state pension for more than a year. On Friday, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring issued an opinion saying Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe […]
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......
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 >>
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
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 >>
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
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.
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......