RICHMOND, Va. – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is due in federal court for sentencing on 11 public corruption counts.
McDonnell, a Republican who was once on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate, will be sentenced Tuesday. He and his wife, Maureen, were convicted in September of promoting a dietary supplement in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans. Maureen McDonnell will be sentenced in February.
Lawyers for the former governor are asking a judge to order three years of community service for McDonnell. Prosecutors are recommending a sentence of at least 10 years.
Bob McDonnell testified in his own defense during a six-week jury trial that exposed details of the former first couple's strained marriage and shaky finances.