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U.S. Government opposes Maureen McDonnell’s motion to hold her appeal

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Posted at 4:25 PM, Oct 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-13 16:25:08-04

RICHMOND, Va. — The U.S. Government has opposed Former Virginia First Lady Maureen G. McDonnell’s motion to hold her appeal in abeyance while pending the disposition of her husband’s companion case by the United States Supreme Court.

Maureen McDonnell filed a motion to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to suspend her case last week.

McDonnell was convicted last September for soliciting and obtaining payments, loans, gifts and other items from a political donor and one-time CEO of Virginia-based Star Scientific Jonnie R. Williams Sr. She was sentenced to one year and one day in prison in February.