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Maximum sentences for McDonnells unlikely, but the drama isn’t over

But the high-profile humiliation isn’t over amid appeals, scrutiny of couple’s troubled marriage.

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Maureen McDonnell: Newly convicted and utterly silent

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

The ex-Va. first lady was demeaned and defamed by her husband. And it didn’t save either of them.

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‘No one won in this,’ says chef who sparked McDonnell case

(Steve Helber / Associated Press)

Todd Schneider, the former chef at the governor’s mansion, turned over the documents that led to the probe.

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McDonnell jury in second day of deliberations

(Steve Helber / AP)

The jury will decide whether former Va. governor Robert F. McDonnell is guilty of federal corruption charges.

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McDonnell jury begins deliberations

(Steve Helber / AP)

No verdict is reached after more than five hours of discussion, so the panel will return Wednesday morning.

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Outcome of McDonnell corruption trial may hinge on couple’s alleged marital woes

(Win Mcnamee / Getty Images)

The McDonnells’ defense teams argue their marriage was too broken for them to conspire.

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McDonnell trial puts focus on unlimited gifts to Va. elected officials

(Steve Helber / AP)

Some legislators expect the closely watched case to inspire even tougher standards than recent reforms.

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McDonnell prosecutor: ‘This is corruption. The real thing’

(Steve Helber / AP)

In closing arguments, Robert F. McDonnell’s attorneys say that the government’s star witness lied.

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McDonnell defense rests with details of a sad and troubled marriage

(Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images)

The defense rests in the corruption trial of Virginia’s former first couple with an intimate view from inside.

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At the McDonnell trial, sidewalk visuals drive home the same point as testimony

(Steve Helber / AP)

Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, come and go separately — reinforcing through visuals the testimony about their crumbling marriage.