Ex-Va. first lady gets a year and a day for corruption - politics

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  1. dawg

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    RICHMOND, Va. — Maureen McDonnell, the wife of former Gov. Bob McDonnell, was sentenced to 12 months and one day on Friday in a corruption scheme that also netted prison time for her husband.

    A jury in September convicted the McDonnells of doing favors for former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and low-interest loans. The gifts included about $20,000 in designer clothing and accessories Williams purchased for Maureen McDonnell during a Manhattan shopping spree and an engraved $6,500 Rolex watch she gave to Bob McDonnell as a Christmas present. Williams also paid for vacations and golf outings.

    Prosecutors were recommending a sentence of 18 months for Maureen McDonnell.

    Her attorneys were expected to argue that the public humiliation she endured during the six-week trial is punishment enough and are asking the judge to let her off with probation and 4,000 hours of community service.

    Maureen McDonnell was convicted of eight counts, and the former governor was convicted of 11. Bob McDonnell was sentenced to two years behind bars last month. He is free on bond while he appeals the convictions to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which will hear arguments May 12.

    If she serves the sentence, McDonnell would become the first modern-day governor's spouse sent to prison for felonies she was convicted of committing while she held the mostly ceremonial position.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...donnell-corruption-trial-sentencing/23728483/
     
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    Always love seeing corupt politicians going to jail.
     
  3. Pigsaw

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    Gee...politicians on the take? Who'd a thunk it?:rolleye2:
     
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  4. Thikken Vaney

    Thikken Vaney What's everyone looking at?

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    This pathetic, nutless wonder is a study in 'How to let your wife run your position and life right the fuck into the biggest fart locker in the state'.
     
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    Didn't know she was a Redskins cheerleader.

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    Gee, I wonder why this was not reported by the top posters in the Politics forum? :bigthink
     
  7. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...so was jonnie williams tapping that ass?
     
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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    because it's boring. the actual governor's sentence happened months ago anyway.

    you notice there aren't any threads about the oregon governor's corruption/resignation either? no one gives a fuck about local politics
     
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    I get it, you are to busy posting Obama memes. That takes a lot of your time, i understand.
     
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    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    i didn't realize the wife of a former virginia governor was so important :dontknow:
     
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    That year and a day is the sweet deal that Cabbie so desperately wanted and didn't get. She's connected so she'll be out 50+ days early.
     
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    I think they sentenced her to a year and a day so she has to go to state prison where it might be a harsher stay.
     
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    Yet you are obsessed with another First lady.
     
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    ¨Lady¨ :quote:
     
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    All that for just $165,000.

    Dummies.
     
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    Ive been watching this as I live in VA

    She is one wacked out bitch and he is just as corrupt as her.

    They both got off easy
     
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    If you get sentenced to a year you'll have to do a year. A year plus a day allows you to do 85% of of the time. She'll want to go to prison because it will likely be a camp and life a lot easier then jail. Jails are high security, 24/7 in cell with a potentionally murder/rapist in a cell box with you. You can do up to a year in a jail, but after the first week your begging them to send you to prison.
     
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    She needs to face the fact that she'll be munching Big Bertha's box in no time.
     
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    :hhh:
     
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    The old "Cart Before Horse" type question:

    "Is it politics that corrupts people or people who corrupt politics?"

    I think it's the largely the former. Anyone else?