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Will I Be Free on Bail Pending Appeal? For Governor McDonnell, the Answer Is Yes

When you lose at trial in a white-collar case (read: most of the time), one of your client’s first questions will be, “will I stay out of prison while we appeal?” This is one time when a white-collar defendant usually … Continue reading

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The Guidelines Are “Ridiculous”: Governor McDonnell’s Two-Year Sentence

Former Governor Robert McDonnell was sentenced today to two years in prison for public corruption. Given that the government asked for a sentence in the 10-12 year range, a two-year sentence is a remarkable outcome. In criminal defense work, sometimes … Continue reading

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Five Early Musings on the McDonnell Guilty Verdict

Yesterday a jury in Richmond found former Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife guilty of public corruption. Here are the details of it. I’m sure many others will offer in-depth analysis of the verdict in the coming days. Here are … Continue reading

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