Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell made her final written plea to a federal appeals court Thursday, restating her claim that her public corruption convictions were based on an overly broad definition of bribery.
A newly released court document describes what former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell would have said had she testified in her husband’s public corruption case.
Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell has appealed her public corruption convictions.
For more than a month, Maureen McDonnell quietly listened as witnesses portrayed her as a hostile and rapacious governor’s wife whose greed led to her husband’s downfall as well as her own.
Federal prosecutors say former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell should be sentenced to at least 18 months in prison for public corruption, while her lawyers say she should only be sentenced to probation and 4,000 hours of community service.
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.
The former governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell is still in legal trouble and now one of his sons is in trouble after being arrested and charged with DWI early Thursday morning, police say.
A federal judge has overturned one conviction against former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell but affirmed others corruption verdicts against her and her husband.
A federal judge had delayed the 2015 sentencing of former first lady Maureen McDonnell on nine public corruption convictions.
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.