The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has told disgraced former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell that if he wants to appeal his political corruption conviction to the Supreme Court, he can do it from the slammer.
You may recall that during the trial ex-Gov. McDonnell, devoted husband and father of five, explained the $177,000 in loans, vacations, golf outings and luxury goods Virginia’s First Couple took from a snake-oil salesman for promoting his dubious nostrums by blaming the whole mess on his screaming lunatic harridan of a wife, Maureen McDonnell. That defense was not successful. The Mrs., a former NFL Cheerleader, is going away for a year, and Mr. McDonnell is headed for a 2 year stretch. He’s lucky; based on Federal Sentencing Guidelines he could have gotten at least 10 years in prison.
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