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Too much, too little? Two years for Bob McDonnell is about right

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell faced 20 years in prison on his convictions on 11 counts in his federal corruption case.


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Two years for Bob McDonnell in federal corruption case

A federal judge has sentenced former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to two years in prison on his convictions in a corruption case, a stunning downfall for a once-rising star in the Republican Party.


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#FreeBobMcDonnell: 10 years is 10 years too many

The U.S. probation office has recommended that former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell spend at least 10 years in prison for his convictions on a series of corruption charges. Seriously.


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First meeting with Bob McDonnell

I first met Bob McDonnell in 2003. I’d not yet heard of him when he was introduced to me at the grand opening of a local Republican election headquarters in Waynesboro that fall.


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Convicted: Why did the jury convict Bob McDonnell, Maureen McDonnell?

Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, based their defense against federal corruption charges on the dysfunctional relationship between the former First Couple.


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Bob McDonnell trial: Yeah, he’s done

It’s a stretch to imagine the jury actually returning guilty verdicts against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on corruption charges involving loans and gifts that the McDonnells solicited from a Virginia businessman who has admitted that he saw his efforts to aid the First Couple as a way to boost his business fortunes.


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Analysis: Will Bob McDonnell see jail time on corruption charges?

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, have pleaded not guilty to charges related to more than $160,000 in loans and gifts given to the First Couple by a businessman allegedly seeking favors from state government.


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Breaking: Bob McDonnell, wife indicted in Star Scientific gift case

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell, 59 and his wife, Maureen, have been indicted on federal corruption charges. The McDonnells were indicted on Monday, according to a report in the Washington Post.


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Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams resigns, company changes name

You won’t have Star Scientific or its CEO, Jonnie Williams, to kick around anymore. Williams has resigned as CEO, and the company is changing its name to Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals. But the legal issues continue for both the company and Williams, who is at the center of an investigation that all but brought down Gov. Bob McDonnell.


Cuccinelli undervalued stay at mansion on report

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli appears to have undervalued the cost of his stay at a Goochland County mansion owned by Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams on his Statement of Economic Interests reports to the state.


Cuccinelli, McAuliffe campaigns spar over economics, taxes

The Ken Cuccinelli for governor campaign released a new ad today claiming that Terry McAuliffe’s support for the bipartisan transportation plan passed by the General Assembly earlier this year will help force a tax increase.


McAuliffe: Cuccinelli needs to return Williams’ gifts

Terry McAuliffe’s campaign is calling on Ken Cuccinelli to follow Gov. Bob McDonnell’s lead and return all of the gifts he received from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams:


McDonnell repays loan to benefactor

Gov. Bob McDonnell said Tuesday that loans made to his wife and his family business by Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams have been repaid.


Report: No benefit from McDonnell to Star Scientific

Former Democratic Attorney General Tony Troy today released the findings of an external audit conducted to determine whether Star Scientific or Jonnie Williams received any appointments, funds, grants or contracts from the state.


Chris Graham: Our governor in hock

Maybe you change the way you vote, knowing that the governor is possibly in hock to family, friends and diet-supplement makers, maybe you don’t – but it’s something worth knowing when you head into the voting booth.


Poll: Bob McDonnell job approval down slightly

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has a 49-28 percent job approval rating, down slightly from his 53-26 percent score March 27 and his lowest score in two years, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.


Chris Graham: The Chef Scientific scandal will weigh on Bob McDonnell

Fair or unfair, the growing scandal involving Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell involving a former Governor’s Mansion chef facing criminal charges and political contributor now under investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission is not going to go away, maybe ever.


Report: FBI investigating Bob McDonnell-Jonnie Williams relationship

The FBI is reportedly looking into the relationship between Gov. Bob McDonnell and Jonnie Williams, the CEO of a nutritional supplements manufacturer that is also under investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission.