Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption
RICHMOND, VA - A jury has convicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, of corruption, fraud and bribery, after the couple accepted more than $165,000 of gifts and loans from a businessman.
Both Bob and Maureen bowed heads and wept as a chorus of "guilty" kept coming from the court clerk.
McDonnell was widely considered a possible running mate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. He was charged with doing favors for a wealthy vitamin executive in exchange for the gifts and loans.
Bob McDonnell was found guilty of 11 of 13 corruption charges against him. His wife was found guilty of nine of 13.
A federal jury in Richmond returned the verdicts Thursday after a five-week trial and deliberating for three days.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Donations sought to upgrade police ballistic vests
BRAF's First Responders Fund has netted $200k+ in donations
Eight-year-old boy makes $20K donation to first responders fund
Overtime in the millions following violent protests in Baton Rouge
City employee accused of stealing $15,000 from parking meters