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McDonnell Defense Appeals Corruption Convictions

Posted: Updated: Jan 13, 2015 06:15 PM
Former Governor Bob McDonnell entering the courthouse for sentencing Former Governor Bob McDonnell entering the courthouse for sentencing
RICHMOND, Va. (WVIR) - Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has formally filed a notice of appeal on his corruption conviction.

On Tuesday, Judge James Spencer denied a motion for McDonnell's release pending appeal. He must now report to prison on February 9 to start his two year term.

A jury last year found McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of taking gifts and loans from a vitamin executive in exchange for promoting his products.

Maureen McDonnell is scheduled to be sentenced on February 20.

The Associated Press contributed to this story. 

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