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Disgraced Former Gov. Avoids Jail


September 1, 2015

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell won’t have to wait behind bars to hear if the U.S. Supreme Court will review his public corruption conviction. McDonnell is set to serve a two-year sentence after a series of appeals court defeats, but has until early November to file a petition to the Supreme Court. One year ago, McDonnell and his wife were convicted of accepting gifts and loans from a wealthy vitamin executive, for whom they agreed to do favors. McDonnell’s wife also will avoid jail while she appeals her convictions to a federal three-judge panel this fall.

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