Ex-Virginia governor found guilty of public corruption
Johnny Williams count indictment guilty verdict unanimous decision Virginia United States
Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was found guilty of 11 corruption charges. His wife Maureen was found guilty of 9 of 13 counts.
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00:04 As sobs started with the first guilty verdict and grew
00:07 as the guilty these mountains. Bob McDonnell former governor of Virginia
00:12 was found guilty on eleven counts of public corruption including two
00:16 counts of conspiracy. His wife -- guilty on nine counts in
00:20 total. The decision is a major win for the United States
00:23 government I mean it. They feel for the way you've handled
00:26 -- -- really. Today just difficult and disappointing day for the
00:32 commonwealth. And its citizens. Public service. Frequently require sacrifice. And almost
00:40 always requires financial sacrifice. -- public officials turn. To financial gain
00:47 in exchange for official acts. We have little choice but to
00:51 prosecute the case. After only three days of deliberations the jury
00:55 of seven men and five women reached -- unanimous decision on
00:59 the fourteen count indictment. Faster than expected. And what it says
01:03 that the jury absolutely rejected the heart of the defense. That
01:07 they did not believe that Bob McDonnell was unaware Johnny Williams
01:11 intend. They can not believe that. They're married with so it's
01:14 strange that you could not inspire. And they did not believe
01:18 that Bob McDonnell simply did nothing on behalf of Johnny Williams.
01:23 Defense attorney Hank has -- represented Bob McDonnell he told the
01:27 jury that the couple could not have conspired together because their
01:30 marriage was broken. The jury rejected that idea Clinton. -- --
01:35 you think again why do you think -- voted overwhelmingly against
01:39 the governor after all your your reasonable doubt it I don't.
01:43 You know what they -- -- -- northern great shots. Yes.
01:48 I was what is it definitely shocking about it -- very
01:51 -- What is it about conspiracy that upsets you and it's.
01:56 Sorry about that and we go to. -- --