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Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

04 Sep

Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

Associated Press

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, left, is swarmed by the media as he leaves Federal Court for the third day of jury deliberations in his corruption trial in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. McDonnell and his wife Maureen are charged in a 14-count indictment with doing special favors for Jonnie Williams, the CEO of dietary supplements maker Star Scientific Inc., in exchange for $165,000 in gifts and loans. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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A federal jury in Richmond convicted Bob McDonnell of 11 of the 13 counts he faced; Maureen McDonnell was convicted of nine of the 13 counts she had faced. Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 6, and the couple could face decades in prison. Both bowed their heads and wept as a chorus of “guilty” kept coming from the court clerk.

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