Washington, D.C. – Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell filed an opening brief with the Supreme Court on Monday.
This brief was focused on what legally constitutes an “official action” by an elected official under federal corruption laws.
McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was found guilty of using his office to help businessman Jonnie Williams promote his dietary supplement business.
Williams gave McDonnell and his wife Maureen $177,000 in gifts and loans.
McDonnell’s lawyer argued that Williams did not receive anything in return.