Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell asked a judge for mercy for his wife, as well as himself, before being sentenced to two years in prison for public corruption.
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.
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 Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that there was nothing inappropriate about taking two loans totaling $70,000 from a wealthy vitamin entrepreneur who had asked nothing of him other than calling his father on his 80th birthday.
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage.
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s wife sent text messages claiming exclusive credit for securing loans from a Virginia businessman whose largesse toward the couple is at the heart of their public corruption trial, according to evidence presented Tuesday.
Former Gov. Bob McDonnell struggled to rein in his wife’s erratic behavior, causing turmoil throughout the executive staff and nearly prompting a mass resignation among workers in the governor’s mansion, a defense witness testified Monday.
The wealthy businessman who showered former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife with thousands of dollars in gifts and loans tried to impress a cardiologist by having the then-first lady introduce him to movie director Steven Spielberg, the doctor testified Tuesday.
The key prosecution witness in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s trial testified Monday that he never saw any signs the governor’s marriage was crumbling, and that he never had any intimate physical contact with the first lady.