Date set for Maureen McDonnell appeal

Bob and Maureen McDonnell (Associated Press photo)

Bob and Maureen McDonnell
(Associated Press photo)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A date has been set for when prosecutors and lawyers for former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell will argue over whether her corruption convictions should be reversed. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday scheduled oral arguments in McDonnell’s appeal on Oct. 29. A jury in September found the 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 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 appeals.

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