Supreme Court arguments date set in McDonnell bribery case

(Associated Press)

(Associated Press)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled April 27 to hear arguments on former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s appeal of his conviction on corruption charges. The high court released its schedule Friday. A jury in September 2014 convicted McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, of doing favors for wealthy vitamin executive Jonnie Williams in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts and loans. McDonnell and federal prosecutors have argued over whether the former governor was convicted based on an overly broad definition of bribery. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision by the end of June.

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