Former Va. Governor Bob McDonnell’s latest appeal denied by U.S. 4th Circuit Court

Posted at 9:17 AM, Aug 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-11 18:11:52-04

Richmond, Va. - Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell’s latest appeal has been unanimously denied by the United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

McDonnell was asking the federal court to consider his second appeal.

McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell were convicted of numerous criminal charges in a six-week corruption trial ending last September.

The jury found him guilty of using his office to help businessman Jonnie Williams promote his dietary supplement business. Williams gave Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen $177,000 in gifts and loans.

McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison.

He appealed his conviction but it was upheld by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in July. They now say they will not grant him a second appeal.

McDonnell’s next step could be the Supreme Court. He has 90 days to file a petition.

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