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Former first lady files her appeal

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Posted at 3:07 PM, Mar 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-02 15:07:11-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell, 60,  has filed an appeal following her conviction on eight corruption-related counts. McDonnell, who was convicted in September, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison during her February 20 sentencing hearing. McDonnell got in trouble when she solicited and obtained payments, loans, gifts and other items from political donor and one-time CEO of  Virginia-based Star Scientific Jonnie R. Williams Sr. Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was convicted on 11 of 13 counts during the same trial.  He was sentenced to 24 months in prison. His appeal is scheduled to be heard in May.