Los Angeles Times

McDonnell appeals again


Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell filed a petition Friday for the entire 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to consider his conviction on corruption charges. The move comes after a threejudge appeals panel unanimousl­y upheld the conviction­s this month.

In the filing, McDonnell’s lawyers said the panel hadn’t adequately outlined the legal difference between bribery and routine political courtesies.

“The panel’s decision establishe­s an unpreceden­ted and opaque line between lawful politics and federal felonies,” McDonnell’s legal team said.

A jury in September found McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, guilty of doing favors for a businessma­n in exchange for gifts and loans.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United States