Ex-Virginia governor gets two years for corruption

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell (2nd L) arrives at US District Court in Richmond, Virginia, for his corruption trial sentencing on January 6, 2015A US federal judge sentenced former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell to two years in prison Tuesday for accepting lavish gifts and loans from a businessman in exchange for political favors. US District Judge James Spencer ordered McDonnell to report to prison on February 9. “Unlike Pontius Pilate, I can’t wash my hands of it all. McDonnell, a one-time Republican rising star, had been tipped to become Mitt Romney’s running mate in the 2012 elections.

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