Nearly a year after his conviction on federal corruption charges, Virginia ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) appears to be headed for prison.
A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected McDonnell’s request to stay out from behind bars while he appeals his convictions to the Supreme Court.
The order states that the court’s mandate will take effect in seven days, suggesting that McDonnell could be ordered to report to prison as early as next week. But the former governor’s lawyers have suggested that he intends to ask the Supreme Court to grant him release pending that appeal, according to The Washington Post.
Catherine Thompson is a senior editor for Talking Points Memo in New York City. She came to the site in 2013 and reported on national affairs. Previously, she worked as a research assistant to investigative reporter Wayne Barrett. She can be reached at email@example.com.