The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld former GOP Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's conviction on 11 counts of corruption. McDonnell was permitted to remain free while his appeal was pending, but now time may be running out on the convicted felon ex-Governor. McDonnell is still hoping that an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his prison sentence will keep him from spending time behind bars. However, there is no guarantee that the high court will see the matter any differently than the lower courts have. Two courts have now affirmed that McDonnell is guilty and should do the time for his crime.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.