Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell looks to avoid prison at sentencing on corruption convictions

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.