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What does $1,000 get you these days? A Prada T-strap? Yes. A little wine with dinner if you are former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell? Yes.
I wasn't one of those cheering when Nixon resigned in August 1974, nor did I applaud Virginia's conviction of former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen. Such history is not for celebration, but rather a call to action, especially for those who consistently sit on the sidelines, waiting, or worse, preferring The Simpsons to graduating from cheerleader to team leader with activists who advocate dignity for all Americans: - Obamacare reality check by Republican Governors, and a national recognition of the need for improved mental healthcare, especially for Veterans.
After former governor Bob McDonnell was convicted of 11 counts of corruption Virginia's politicians rushed to close the many loopholes in the state's ethics laws. As we all know whenever a politician makes a lot of noise about doing somethinga wella .they make a lot of noise.
Rep. Mark Sanford has announced that his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur has ended and that they have split. His affair with her led to a scandal while he was governor of South Carolina.
Just What McDonnell Wants to Hear : A juror who was inexplicably excused halfway through former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell 's corruption trial says he would have pushed to not convict the governor and wife. The juror heard most of the prosecution's case, but none of the defense's.
One must say that Pakistani leaders give out business contracts and massive commissions to family members and cronies, and the nation pays while they play Pakistanis love to ape the US. Think of the recent Valentine's Day, Halloween and Mother's Day celebrations.
After a bruising two-year investigation punctuated by an embarrassing five-week trial, a federal jury found former Gov. Bob McDonnell guilty of 11 counts of public corruption related to his dealings with dietary supplement entrepreneur Jonnie Williams Sr. The former Star Scientific CEO provided McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, more than $165,000 in ... (more)
The soap opera that played out in Richmond these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy charges is a tragedy for them, their children and the voters of Virginia. By most objective standards, McDonnell did a good job as governor.
The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials. A little item on the Internet featured government officials in prison , either currently or in recent times.
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The Youtube page of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is still up and running. Which, as something of an amateur student of history, I find valuable as a resource for future research.
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at his corruption trial in Richmond, Virginia, on Thursday, September 4. A jury convicted McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on charges related to influence peddling, concluding a sometimes dramatic trial and derailing the political ambitions of the one-time rising star in the Republican Party. Rep. Vance McAllister, shown here as he awaits to be sworn in to the House last fall, asked for forgiveness from God, his family and his constituents after a newspaper published what it said was surveillance video showing the married Louisiana Republican making out with a female staffer.
In deciding the guilt of former Gov. McDonnell , all the jury was obliged to do was assume the existence of a quid pro quo between the governor and businessman Jonnie Williams.
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