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Today’s top opinion: McDonnell trial — guilty

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell has made history in a way Virginians do not want their history made. Multiple guilty verdicts place him in ignominy. He is …

Memorable moments from the McDonnell trial

The trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell was filled with a number of memorable moments — some revelatory, others sordid — throughout its five weeks. …

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Verdicts in the McDonnell trial

Here are the verdicts for each count against defendants Bob and Maureen McDonnell. (PDF: Verdict sheet filled out by the jury)<p><b>Count</b><p><b>Robert F. McDonnell</b><p>…

Bob and Maureen McDonnell convicted in historic corruption trial

Virginia’s 71st governor, Bob McDonnell, on Thursday became the first in the state’s history to be convicted of a felony, turning a legacy dominated …

McDonnell trial: Jury returns Wednesday for second day of deliberations

Fresh off a three-day holiday weekend, a jury of seven men and five women on Tuesday began sorting through thousands of pages of testimony, hundreds …

Corruption

McDonnell trial: Jury returns Wednesday for second day of deliberations

Fresh off a three-day holiday weekend, a jury of seven men and five women on Tuesday began sorting through thousands of pages of testimony, hundreds …

Hinkle: Handouts corrupt all governors

The defense of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is actually an indictment — of him, and Virginia politics generally.<p>The prosecution wants to show …

Schapiro: Conviction or not, McDonnell scandal alters Virginia politics

No verdict is necessary in the Bob and Maureen McDonnell corruption case to know that the wrenching scandal is certain to change Virginia politics. …

U.S. Federal Courts

Memorable moments in Week 5 of the McDonnell trial

Prosecutors’ cross-examination of Bob McDonnell offered moments of high drama, as when the former governor asserted his innocence Tuesday.<p>Prosecutor …

Jurors in McDonnell case start deliberations Tuesday

It’s all over but the deliberating. And the jury’s work in the McDonnells’ corruption trial, set to commence Tuesday after the holiday weekend, will …

McDonnell says he's confident jury will 'find the truth'

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell said today that he has confidence in the "ability of a jury to find the truth" in the corruption case the federal …

U.S. Federal Courts

Both McDonnells rest their defense

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, rested their cases Wednesday, the 23rd day of their joint corruption trial in U.S. District …

Both McDonnells rest their defense

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, rested their cases Wednesday, the 23rd day of their joint corruption trial in U.S. District …

Corruption

McDonnell trial: Prosecutor caps grueling cross-examination

A federal prosecutor capped his cross-examination of Bob McDonnell on Tuesday by reminding the former governor of a passage in his January 2010 …

McDonnell trial: Prosecutor caps grueling cross-examination

A federal prosecutor capped his cross-examination of Bob McDonnell on Tuesday by reminding the former governor of a passage in his January 2010 …

Corruption

See if you can answer the 20 questions in our McDonnell trial quiz

As featured on<p>Former aides Mary-Shea Sutherland, Sarah Scarbrough and Phil Cox and sister-in-law Mo Carney McDonnell chucked Maureen McDonnell under …

Quizzes

Prosecutor attacks McDonnell’s version of events

The federal government on Monday got its first crack at the former Virginia governor it indicted seven months ago and sought to dismantle his …

Corruption

Prosecutor attacks McDonnell’s version of events

The federal government on Monday got its first crack at the former Virginia governor it indicted seven months ago and sought to dismantle his …

Q&A with Chris Kindred, courtroom sketch artist for McDonnell trial

No cameras — still or video — are allowed in U.S. District Court where the corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen …

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Schapiro: The rundown on why Maureen McDonnell’s been run over

Former aides Mary-Shea Sutherland, Sarah Scarbrough and Phil Cox and sister-in-law Mo Carney McDonnell chucked Maureen McDonnell under the bus. Then, …

Former governor likely to face ‘blistering' cross-examination

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s dramatic testimony about his efforts to save his failing marriage might elicit some sympathy from jurors.<p>But his efforts …

McDonnell says he 'absolutely' is innocent, does not blame wife

At the end of his second full day on the witness stand, former Gov. Bob McDonnell emphatically denied any wrongdoing in his relationship with Jonnie …

McDonnell calls Williams’ claim ‘absolutely false’

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Thursday that he did not know about a $50,000 loan Jonnie R. Williams Sr. gave to his wife on May 23, 2011, until …

Corruption

VCU consultant suggested first lady move out of mansion

A consultant from Virginia Commonwealth University suggested that first lady Maureen McDonnell move from the Executive Mansion back to the family’s …

Corruption

McDonnell testifies: 'Very little' done for Star

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the witness stand Wednesday at his corruption trial and testified that his administration provided no unusual …

Corruption

Schapiro: McDonnell fights to clear name — and save pension

On March 24, 2011 — about three weeks before the infamous, Maureen-does-Manhattan shopping spree that has the former first lady and her husband in …

Corruption

Bob McDonnell's sister: Loans were in plan for joint venture

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s youngest sister testified Monday that she had the financial wherewithal to help her brother out of any financial …

First lady pegged as "difficult ... demanding ... diva-ish"

Maureen McDonnell was “very difficult, very demanding, very diva-ish,” former Secretary of the Commonwealth Janet Kelly testified Monday.<p>Kelly was …

Corruption

Schapiro: For McDonnell, it’s not a case — it’s a campaign

Bob McDonnell has won Virginia-wide three times: the 2005 Republican primary for attorney general, and general elections in 2005 and 2009, …

Corruption