UNITED STATES: ‘ Ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his Wife Convicted on Charges of Corruption, Fraud and Bribery ‘

#AceBreakingNewsUNITED STATES (Richmond) – September 04 – Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen have been convicted on a range of corruption, fraud and bribery charges, after the couple accepted more than $165,000 of gifts and loans from a businessman.


The jury's decision marks a stunning fall from grace for the former Republican governor, who once was considered a possible running mate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.

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.

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