Both Bob and Maureen McDonnell bowed their heads and wept as a stream of “guilty’s” kept coming from the court clerk.
The governor was accused of doing favours for a wealthy vitamin executive, Jonnie Williams, in exchange for the gifts and loans. The husband and wife were found guilty on most counts against them.
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. Both bowed their heads and wept as a chorus of “guilty” kept coming from the court clerk.