Appeals court to hear arguments in former Virginia First Lady’s case

WASHINGTON — Former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell’s appeal will be heard in Richmond in October, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals announced Friday.

Arguments could be presented between Oct. 27 and Oct. 29, court records show.

Earlier this year, a federal judge sentenced McDonnell to one year and one day, stemming from nine corruption convictions. She and former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell were found guilty of doing favors for Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for money and lavish gifts — including $20,000 worth of clothes from Oscar de la Renta and Luis Vuitton, court records show.

A three-judge panel in Richmond, Virginia, will review Maureen McDonnell’s appeal in a procedure similar to what the former governor experienced. On July 10, the court denied his appeal in a 3-0 decision.

The former governor can still ask the full 15-judge panel to rehear that appeal, or he can petition the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case.

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