- Sputnik International
World
Get the latest news from around the world, live coverage, off-beat stories, features and analysis.

Former Virginia Governor Sentenced to Two Years for Corruption

© AP Photo / Steve HelberFormer Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at federal court with his daughter Cailin Young, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Richmond, Va.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at federal court with his daughter Cailin Young, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Richmond, Va. - Sputnik International
Subscribe
International
India
Former governor of the US State of Virginia reportedly has been sentenced to two years on corruption charges.

WASHINGTON, January 6 (Sputnik) — Former governor of the US State of Virginia Bob McDonnell has been sentenced to two years in federal prison on corruption charges, according to Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell - Sputnik International
Former Virginia Governor Faces Sentencing Tuesday on Corruption Charges
The former Republican governor and one-time presidential hopeful must report to prison on February 9. His term is far lower than the 10 years initially sought by prosecutors.

On September 4, McDonnell and his wife Maureen were pronounced guilty of eleven and nine charges, respectively, for accepting some $177,000 in gifts and loans from a family friend and former Star Scientific Inc. CEO Jonnie William Sr. in exchange for promoting his company’s dietary supplement. Maureen McDonnell is scheduled to be sentenced on February 20.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала