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11 Jan 2015

Ethics Reform

With a former governor heading to prison for corruption and his successor calling for a cap on gifts to politicians, ethics reform is high on the agenda for the Virginia General Assembly’s 2015 session.

06 Jan 2015

Timeline of the McDonnell Case

Bob McDonnell was elected in a landslide and took office as the commonwealth’s 71st governor in January 2010. On Tuesday, just five years later, he was sentenced to prison for corruption. Here are key dates as McDonnell went from a rising star in the Republican Party to the first Virginia governor convicted of a felony.

06 Jan 2015

Ex-Gov. McDonnell Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

Former Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced Tuesday to 24 months in prison after being convicted of 11 felony corruption charges in September.

05 Jan 2015

Henrico Residents Seek Leniency for McDonnell

Prominent Henrico County residents wrote letters attesting to former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s character and integrity and urging a federal judge to show leniency in sentencing him for public corruption.

03 Jan 2015

U.Va. President Seeks Leniency for McDonnell

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan is among the more than 400 letter writers urging a federal judge to be lenient Tuesday in sentencing former Gov. Bob McDonnell for corruption.

05 Dec 2013

Governor-Elect Promises Ethics Reform, Transparency

RICHMOND – Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday that he would push for greater transparency and ethics reforms in state government. McAuliffe spoke to a roomful of journalists after a panel discussion on political journalism ethics and political finance and gift-disclosure organized by the Associated Press. The Northern Virginia businessman said he “would be inclined” to […]