Former Governor Sentenced: Two Years in Prison

Gov McDonnell by Anne MarieFormer Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has been sentenced to two years in prison for corruption. He’s due to report to prison by February 9th.

The judge’s punishment was far below the 10 years prosecutors wanted, but still more than the community service that  the former governor and hundreds of supporters asked for.

Speaking to reporters after the sentencing, McDonnell said he was a fallen human being.

But McDonnell reiterates that he never betrayed his oath of office.  He says he disagrees with the jury’s verdict, and his attorneys have already begin the appeal process with the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

McDonnell’s wife Maureen faces sentencing February 20th, after being convicted on eight counts of corruption.

You can hear his complete comments to the media following the sentencing.

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