(Steve Helber / AP)
If the judge agrees, the former governor of Virginia could find himself behind bars within a month.
Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman and Rachel Weiner
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.
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Matt Zapotosky and Rosalind S. Helderman
Prosecutors want him to serve at least 10 years for corruption. The defense seeks community service.
Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky
As the sentencing looms for Robert McDonnell’s corruption conviction, he has in some ways presided over an extended wake for his once-promising future.
Had the former Va. governor taken an early plea deal, he could have faced up to a 3-year term or just probation.
It thought that Louis DeNitto Jr. was on its side and worried about a replacement’s drowsy behavior.
It weighed post-scandal reforms, including accelerating plans to study nonpartisan redistricting.
Former Virginia first lady will now be sentenced on Feb. 20. Former governor will be sentenced on Jan. 6.
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Contributions during the former governor’s trial were less than during the two quarters before it.
The ex-Va. governor is arguing that the circumstances around it provide grounds for a new trial.