Friday, September 05, 2014
Former Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell Convicted on 11 Counts of Corruption
A jury today found former Virginia governor Robert J. McDonnell and his wife Maureen guilty of public corruption. The jury found that the McDonnells accepted $170,000 in gifts and bribes from Jonnie Williams, the CEO of a dietary supplement company in exchange for favors, NBC News reports.Among the gifts Bob and Maureen McDonnell received from Williams were clothes worth $20,000 for Maureen, an engraved Rolex watch for the former governor, and a $15,000 wedding reception for the couple's daughter. The former governor, a Republican, was also treated to vacations. It was on one of those vacations that the McDonnells were photographed behind the wheel of a Ferrari belonging to Williams...................................