Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a Republican, and his wife were found guilty today of public corruption. The charges related to the use of his office to promote a dietary supplement in exchange for gifts.
From the Associated Press:
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….[…]
The couple was charged with doing favors for a wealthy vitamin executive in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans. They also were charged with submitting fraudulent bank loan applications, and Maureen McDonnell was charged with one count of obstruction.
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