State Bar suspends former governor Bob McDonnell’s law license

Posted at 12:09 PM, Jan 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-23 18:15:35-05

Richmond, Va. - The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has suspended former governor Bob McDonnell’s legal license effective January 29th, according to WTVR in Richmond.

The board’s decision was based on McDonnell’s recent conviction on 11 felony counts  in a six-week corruption trial ending in September.

McDonnell was sentenced to 24 months in prison earlier this month. He must report to prison by February 9th at 2:00 p.m.

McDonnell could appear before the board to argue against the suspension during a February 20th hearing, according to WTVR.

His wife, Maureen, is also scheduled to be sentenced on February 20th.

The board notes that McDonnell’s legal license had been administratively suspended for non-payment of Virginia State Bar dues since last October.