Saturday, September 6, 2014

McDonnells to Jail? Looks Likely

I didn't see this coming. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch this morning:

"Staying out of prison for the duration of their appeals process is far less likely, say lawyers familiar with the federal court system in Virginia.
“What it boils down to is, I think the presumption is going to be that they’re going to have to report” to prison, said Kelly Kramer, a white-collar defense attorney at Mayer Brown, based in Washington. “I think that they have an uphill battle in convincing” Spencer or the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that they should be released pending appeals.
“There’s not zero possibility, though,” he added.

I think most of us have been laboring under the impression that the former Virginia governor and first lady (Bob and Maureen McDonnell) would be paddled lightly, sent to their rooms for a bit and then let out to play again. Maybe Virginia is serious.

1 comment:

  1. Virginia, serious or not actually has nothing to do with this. This was a ferderal prosecution. In fact, according to Dr. Bob Denton 3 Virginia AG's looked at this case before the feds and said, there was no evidence of a crime committed.

    regardless of what political water you dip your toes in, it's always concerning when the feds reach into a state, and what the motivation was.