McDonnell Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

On Tuesday a federal judge sentenced former governor Bob McDonnell to two years in prison, calling his corruption case “tragic from beginning to end,” reports The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Family and friends of McDonnell wept in the first row of the courtroom as McDonnell, flanked by his lawyers, quietly stood as Judge James R. Spencer handed down the ruling. The only consolation for McDonnell and his supporters is that the two year sentence is much less than the 10-12 years which were recommended  by federal authorities.

McDonnell pleaded for Spencer to show mercy to his wife Maureen, who was convicted of eight charges, whose sentencing is set for February 20th.

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