Date set for oral arguments in ex-first lady of Virginia's appeal on corruption convictions

A court hearing has been set for Virginia ex-first lady Maureen McDonnell's appeal of her corruption conviction.

The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday scheduled oral arguments in McDonnell's appeal for Oct. 29.

A jury in September found Maureen and former Gov. Bob McDonnell guilty of doing favors for a nutritional supplements executive in exchange for $165,000 in gifts and loans. The former Republican governor, once considered a possible running mate to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012, has been sentenced to two years in prison. His wife was sentenced on Feb. 20 to one year and one day in prison. Both are free on bond while they pursue their appeals.