September 10, 2014
By The Associated Press & WAVY News
RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY/AP) – A federal jury in Richmond has found former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife guilty of corruption, fraud and bribery charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Richmond announced the verdict was reached just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
The jury convicted Bob McDonnell of 11 of the 13 counts he faced; Maureen McDonnell was convicted of nine of the 13 counts she had faced. Both bowed their heads and wept as a chorus of “guilty” kept coming from the court clerk.