Despite a setback, his attorneys are not giving up on a comeback. Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will continue trying to overturn his corruption conviction. On Friday, a three-judge panel with the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld McDonnell’s conviction on 11-counts of corruption. McDonnell was sentenced in January to two years in prison but remains free while appealing his conviction.
Now, McDonnell and his supporters are trying to raise money for another federal appeal, possibly to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Will McDonnell report to prison while he awaits an appeal to the Supreme Court? McDonnell’s attorneys have not responded as of yet.
McDonnell and his wife, former first lady Maureen McDonnell, were convicted on corruption charges in September of 2014. The charges stem from the McDonnell’s acceptance of $177,000 in gifts and loans from former CEO of Star Scientific, Jonnie Williams, in exchange for prestige of the executive mansion on up to promoting the company’s new dietary supplement, Anatabloc.
Federal Court Upholds Fmr VA Governor Bob McDonnell’s Prison Sentence was originally published on kissrichmond.com