Bob McDonnell Sentencing Updates

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

‏@PeggyTV - "#McDonnell ordered to report to prison Feb 9 for 2 year sentence; he wants judge to allow him bond until appeal."@PostRoz - "No one had been expecting Judge Spencer to give Bob McDonnell community service. 24 months in prison is a coup for his defense."
@MichaelLeePope  - "#BobMcDonnell sentenced to two years in prison"
NY Times reporter @tripgabriel - "Ex-Gov Bob McDonnell has finished speaking to judge.  Sentencing coming soon."
NBC29 correspondent @alana_austin - "Bob McDonnell addresses court, apologizes for shame brought on others, asks for mercy for himself but mostly on his wife."
@PostRoz -- "Bob McDonnell asks that the judge show mercy to his wife first."
@mattzap -- "Prosecutor delivering final McDonnell pitch: 'These crimes are unprecedented in Virginia's 226 year history...This is a hard thing to say, but the defendant has shown no true remorse in this case for these crimes.'...Prosecutor compares McDonnell's arguments to those made by ex-delegate Phil Hamilton, who got 9 1/2 years."
@WAVY_News  tweets (2:10 pm): "Defense lawyers for #McDonnell just wrapped up. They read excerpts from many of the 440 letters of support the former governor received."
‏@mattzap - "McDonnell lawyer's final pitch begins with a lot of quoting from supportive letters"
@PostRoz  - "Former Va. Gov. Doug Wilder draws applause from courtroom of McDonnell supporters when he question why the briber 'walks away clear.'"
Virginian Pilot reporter @patrickmwilson  tweets, "House Speaker Bill Howell testified that the McDonnell trial will lead to more ethics reform in this year's General Assembly session."
@mattzap "Sister: McDonnell stopped eating after verdict"
@JoeStGeorge -- "Bob McDonnell often keeps his eyes closed. His head is down, almost as if he fighting back tears."
@JulieCareyNBC - "#McDonnell sentencing hearing about to resume. One more character witness. Likely to be @BobMcDonnell himself."