RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's fate is in the hands of three federal appeals court judges.
A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in McDonnell's public corruption case Tuesday. The court usually takes a few weeks to rule.
McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of taking more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman in exchange for promoting his company's dietary supplements. The former governor was sentenced to two years in prison, his wife to one year and one day.