Catherine Thompson

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

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A jury found Virginia ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) guilty of 11 counts of corruption Thursday, suggesting that they believed wealthy Virginia businessman Jonnie Williams gave $177,000 in gifts and loans to the McDonnell family in exchange for the governor lending the prestige of his office to Williams’ dietary supplements company.

McDonnell’s attorney has already vowed to appeal that verdict, and instructions that jurors received in the case will probably become a sticking point in the appeals process.

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