(Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)
The federal court’s decision could put public officials on notice about any actions on behalf of benefactors.
(Steve Helber / AP)
Oral arguments in the ex-governor’s appeal suggest that jury instructions and pretrial questioning of jurors will be critical issues.
Surveys reveal details about the men and women who convicted the former governor and his wife.
Matt Zapotosky and Laura Vozzella
Group of former state attorneys general say “No lunch with a lobbyist if safe” if his conviction is allowed to stand.
(Steve Helber / Associated Press)
Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman and Rachel Weiner
In delivering the sentence, the judge said he struggled to understand the true nature of Maureen McDonnell, who told him, “I blame no one but myself.”
(Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)
The former first lady of Virginia will be sentenced Friday in the corruption scandal that gripped Richmond.
(Daniel Sangjib Min / AP)
Virginia’s former first lady is unlikely to receive the stiff sentence the federal probation office calculated.
If the judge agrees, the former governor of Virginia could find himself behind bars within a month.
The federal judge in Robert McDonnell’s corruption case sentenced the former Virginia governor to two years in prison for selling the influence of his office.
Matt Zapotosky and Rosalind S. Helderman
Prosecutors want him to serve at least 10 years for corruption. The defense seeks community service.