Feds recommend 10 years in McDonnell’s sentencing

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell enters federal court with his son, Bobby, left, and sister, Maureen McDonnell, as the jury ends it's second day of deliberations in his corruption trial in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – The U.S. probation office has recommended 10 years in prison for former Gov. Bob McDonnell who will be sentenced in January, reports the Washington Post.

Federal probation officers suggest at least 10 years and a month as a minimum sentence with 12 years and 7 months as the maximum term in prison for the former governor.

Special coverage: McDonnell corruption trial

McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted in September of receiving over $175,000 in gifts and loans from Richmond businessman Jonnie Williams Sr.

The former governor is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 6 and his wife’s sentencing is set for Feb. 20.

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