Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, a Republican, was found guilty on Thursday of 11 of 14 counts relating to fraud, bribery, and corruption.
His wife Maureen was guilty of eight charges. The couple wept, according to reports, as the verdicts were read by U.S. District Judge James Spencer. The McDonnells will be sentenced on January 6.
McDonnell was first elected to office in 2009, and dodged questioning, from then Washington Times reporter Kerry Picket, during his campaign as to why he had no tax cut proposal.
McDonnell later went on to sign the largest tax hike in Virginia’s history through a massive 2013 transportation bill.