ALEXANDRIA, Va.— After a dramatic six-week trial, Bob McDonnell, the state’s highest elected official whose integrity nobody could question, was found guilty on 11 of 13 federal corruption charges.

Maureen McDonnell, former first lady and a mother of five, was found guilty on nine of 13 federal corruption charges.

The couple who until the beginning of this year lived in the Executive Mansion, now face potentially decades behind bars for conspiring to use the governor’s official office to favor Jonnie Williams, the wealthy businessman who graced them with more than $170,000 in gifts and loans. Their sentencing is Jan. 6.




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