After thanking judge for fairness, McDonnell vows to appeal verdict

Posted at 4:51 PM, Jan 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-06 18:20:18-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Bob McDonnell, the former Virginia governor sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted on 11 counts of public corruption, says he will appeal the jury's verdict.

“I disagree with the verdict that was rendered by the jury in this case and that we attend to file our appeal to the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, either later today or in the morning," McDonnell said before scores of reporters gathered outside the Federal Courthouse in Richmond Tuesday afternoon.