Maureen McDonnell

former Virginia First Lady

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Lawyers for Virginia's former first lady say her corruption convictions should be vacated after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned her husband's convictions.
 
News outlets report that Maureen McDonnell's attorneys asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate her convictions in a motion filed Monday. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were convicted of doing favors for a wealthy businessman for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans. The high court overturned his conviction and sent it back to the appeals court.
 

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's appeal of his corruption conviction will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next month. The high court released a schedule Friday noting that arguments from lawyers will be heard on April 27.

In September 2014, a jury convicted McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, of doing favors for wealthy vitamin executive Jonnie Williams in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal team has filed its opening brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing McDonnell was unfairly convicted on an overly broad definition of bribery.

McDonnell's legal team said Monday it filed its first brief with the high court. In it, his lawyers say the federal government has interpreted bribery law in a way that allows prosecutors "to investigate and indict essentially any official they choose."

From Virginia First Lady

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell has made her final written arguments to a federal appeals court that is reviewing her public corruption convictions.

In a brief filed Wednesday night, McDonnell's attorneys renewed their claim that federal bribery law applies differently to her than it does to her husband because she was not an elected official.

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were convicted last year of doing favors for a former vitamin executive in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - His legal options running out, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday turned to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking that he be allowed to stay out of prison while he makes his final appeal on public corruption convictions.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has asked a federal appeals court to allow him to remain free while he appeals his public corruption convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court.

McDonnell filed the motion Thursday with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

A three-judge panel of the court unanimously upheld McDonnell's convictions in July. The full 15-member court said Tuesday that it won't reconsider that panel's ruling. The court didn't say whether McDonnell will be allowed to remain free pending further appeal.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has declined to review the case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, letting his convictions on public corruption charges stand.

The 15-member 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the decision Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based appeals court unanimously upheld McDonnell's convictions in July. The full court says it won't reconsider that panel's ruling.

A lawyer for the former governor says McDonnell will appeal his public corruption convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking that the entire 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reconsider his corruption convictions.
 
McDonnell's legal team filed a petition Friday for a rehearing of his appeal after a three-judge panel unanimously upheld the convictions earlier this month.
 
A jury in September found McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of doing favors for former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.
 

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption convictions.
 
A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the convictions Friday.
 
A jury in September found McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of doing favors for former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.
 

From Virginia First Lady

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell has made her final written plea to a federal appeals court reviewing her public corruption convictions.

In a brief filed Thursday evening with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, McDonnell's lawyers restated their claims that the convictions were based on an overly broad interpretation of federal bribery law. Prosecutors have said in court filings that there is clearly enough evidence to support the convictions.

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