Ex-Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was found guilty of 11 corruption charges in a case that centered around his allegedly exchanging political favors for cash and gifts, the Washington Post reports. Maureen McDonnell, his wife, was found guilty of eight corruption charges and obstruction of justice.
[Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, arrive at federal court for a motions hearing in Richmond, Virginia, on Monday. Lawyers for McDonnell and his wife are expected to ask a judge to clarify who the former first couple can speak with prior to their July trial on corruption charges. Image via Steve Helber/AP.]
A 2011 shopping spree in which Maureen McDonnell, wife of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, picked up a $10,000 Oscar de la Renta jacket couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that Jonnie Williams, the man who paid for the couture goods, heads up a company currently embroiled in legal battles in Virginia.
Virginia Del. Dave Albo brought down the state house floor with this prepared monologue today.