Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, center, composes himself as he addresses the media outside federal court in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.  McDonnell was sentenced to two years prison  and two years probation in his corruption case. His attorney's Henry Asbill, left and John Brownlee, right, look on. McDonnell is to report to prison by Feb. 9. His wife, who was convicted on eight counts of corruption, will be sentenced Feb. 20.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Court: Ex-Virginia Gov. McDonnell will be free during appeal

A federal appeals court has approved former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s request to remain free while he appeals his corruption convictions