Lawyers for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell say he should get a new trial on corruption charges because the jury in his case was potentially biased and may have acted improperly.
Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is putting together a new ethics commission and asking it to come up with concrete proposals on how to improve Virginia’s image in the wake of the former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption conviction.
Kathleen L. Carmody said she voted for Bob McDonnell and thought he was “terrific for Virginia” as governor — but as a juror in McDonnell’s corruption trial, she was compelled to convict him.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have been convicted in a public corruption case that accused them of conspiring to use his office to promote a businessman’s product in exchange for gifts.
Jurors put in a full day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
The jury began deliberations Tuesday in the corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison if jurors conclude that the couple sold the influence of his office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company’s signature product.
The corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife has boiled down to this: Did they knowingly trade special favors for the $165,000 in loans and gifts they admit they took from a dietary supplements promoter?
Testimony has wrapped up in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Closing arguments are set for Friday morning.
The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents’ marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed “a mild obsession” with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the family are at the heart of the McDonnells’ corruption trial.
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loans.