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    McDonnells convicted of corruption

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted on charges of public corruption by a jury on Thursday.
    Bob McDonnell was convicted on 11 corruption counts, according to The Washington Post; Maureen McDonnell on eight counts. She was also found guilty of obstruction of justice


    The verdict was read Thursday afternoon in the federal court in Richmond, Virginia. The Republican ex-governor and his wife had together faced a 14-count indictment centered on corruption charges. The pair was accused of trading official government favors to a Richmond-area businessman for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans.

    The McDonnells could face jail time and hefty fines depending on the verdict and sentencing. Legal experts have said that in the case of a conviction, an appeal would be expected.



    Read more: Bob McDonnell trial verdict - POLITICO.com



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    Re: McDonnells convicted of corruption

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    We need special prisons for elected officials who do this kind of stuff. Someplace where they are held in a VERY public facility so that everyone can see just what happens when you violate the trust of The People as an elected official.
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    Re: McDonnells convicted of corruption

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    We need special prisons for elected officials who do this kind of stuff. Someplace where they are held in a VERY public facility so that everyone can see just what happens when you violate the trust of The People as an elected official.
    Yep, but instead, don't we usually put them in isolated posh places?
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    How about we treat these people as the traitors they are?

    I mean, if people can honestly call for a firing squad for Snowden, doesn't consistency dictate that we extend the same courtesy to these sacks of ****?
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    Weren't they offered a plea for no prison? Guess they should have taken it.
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    Re: McDonnells convicted of corruption

    The bigger they are, the harder they fall. He had it comin'.....

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    Perry and now mcdonell. I guess it's not just the Illinois governors that are corrupt.
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    It's rather interesting when one considers he had a flicker of hope at a Presidential run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It's rather interesting when one considers he had a flicker of hope at a Presidential run.
    Doesn't surprise me. The bar for the republican nomination is very low. In the 2012 cycle, perry, cain, and bachmann where all front runners at one point.
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    Kind of sad that such a prestigious position such as governor is sold out for a watch and wedding reception costs. Seems so petty and immature. What kind of people are we electing as the "best" of us to do these jobs.

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