U.S. Supreme Court to discuss McDonnell appeal today

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAVY) – The Supreme Court of the United States is expected to discuss whether they will consider hearing the appeal of former Governor Bob McDonnell.

If the court decides to not hear the case, McDonnell will go to prison on a two-year sentence for corruption charges.

In September 2014, a federal jury found McDonnell and his wife Maureen, guilty of trading political favors for gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman for special treatment.

Since his conviction, McDonnell’s legal team has appealed the verdict at every stage and exhausted all other legal options.

If the justices agree to hear the case, oral arguments could be scheduled for the June session.

A decision by the high court could be made as soon as Monday.

 

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