Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were found guilty of public corruption and face decades in prison. They will be sentenced on January 6, the Washington Post reports.
A federal jury found Bob McDonnell, a one-time rising star in the Republican Party, guilty on 11 counts, and his wife guilty on nine counts. The couple was accused of taking lavish vacations, gifts, golf outings and $120,000 in sweetheart loans from a Richmond businessman, Jonnie R. Williams Sr.
Bob McDonnell is the first governor in Virginia’s history to be charged with a crime and to be convicted of one.
McDonnell was acquitted of lying on loan documents. His wife was also acquitted of lying on a loan document, but among the nine charges she was convicted with, obstruction of justice was one.