Sentencing will take place on January 6, 2015.The McDonnells were charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from Star Scientific CEO Williams in exchange for promoting his company's supposed cure-all, the tobacco-derived anti-inflammatory Anatabloc. They could face decades in prison if convicted.
“We took our jury duty very serious. We looked at this as a big responsibility. We relied on the law and the facts presented to make our decisions. It was not easy... it was a difficult decision but one that had to be made if we followed the law pertaining to each charge.”Current Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued a statement shortly after the verdict came down.
Bob McDonnell, who had been invited to join the teaching staff of Liberty University in Lynchburg. According to university president Jerry Falwell, Jr., McDonnell had not been scheduled to return to campus as a distinguished visiting professor for this semester and that he was only scheduled for the spring.
He added that McDonnell is not scheduled to come back at this time moving forward
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