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.