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8:15 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Former Virginia Governor Files Appeal of Public Corruption Conviction

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R)
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is appealing his public-corruption convictions.
 
McDonnell filed a "notice of appeal" Monday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. The court has scheduled arguments in the case for the week of May 12.
 

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8:57 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Attorneys for Maureen McDonnell Ask for Leniency in Corruption Case

Former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Defense attorneys say the public humiliation endured by former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell during her corruption trial is punishment enough.

They're asking a judge to spare Mcdonnell prison time when she's sentenced Friday on eight counts. They argue that probation and 4,000 horus of community service is appropriate.

Prosecutors disagree. They say the former first lady was a full participant in a bribery scheme, and that an 18-month prison term is warranted.

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9:51 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Former VA Governor Gets Money from Mitt for Defense Fund

Former VA Governor Bob McDonnell
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year.

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, gave $10,000. Coal baron Richard Baxter Gilliam gave $50,000, the single biggest donation.

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8:46 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Democrats Win In VA, MD Gubernatorial Hopefuls Talk Environment

Virginia Governor Elect Terry McAuliffe
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TYSONS CORNER, Va. (AP) - Democrat Terry McAuliffe has been elected Virginia's next governor, defeating Republican Ken Cuccinelli after pledging to expand the state's Medicaid rolls and portraying his rival as someone who would turn back years of progress.

Turnout for Tuesday's election was low, and both candidates worked through Election Day to reach as many potential voters as possible.

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