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Maureen McDonnell sentencing guidelines call for 5 to 6 1 /2 years in prison

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Virginia’s former first lady is unlikely to receive the stiff sentence the federal probation office calculated.

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Prosecutors seek to have McDonnell imprisoned during appeal

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If the judge agrees, the former governor of Virginia could find himself behind bars within a month.

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Robert F. McDonnell sentenced to two years in prison

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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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What to expect at former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell’s sentencing

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Prosecutors want him to serve at least 10 years for corruption. The defense seeks community service.

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As sentencing approaches, McDonnell leans on his friends and faith

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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.

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Early federal sentencing recommendation for McDonnell: At least 10 years in prison

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Had the former Va. governor taken an early plea deal, he could have faced up to a 3-year term or just probation.

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McDonnell team sought mistrial over juror’s ouster, expressed concern about alternate

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It thought that Louis DeNitto Jr. was on its side and worried about a replacement’s drowsy behavior.

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McAuliffe’s new Virginia ethics panel meets for first time

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It weighed post-scandal reforms, including accelerating plans to study nonpartisan redistricting.

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Judge allows Maureen McDonnell sentencing to be rescheduled to Feb. 20

Former Virginia first lady will now be sentenced on Feb. 20. Former governor will be sentenced on Jan. 6.

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Donations to McDonnell defense fund during trial less than during quarters before

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Contributions during the former governor’s trial were less than during the two quarters before it.