Big news: former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is facing the Supreme Court on charges of corruption. Here’s what you need to know.

In 2014, a jury found McDonnell and his wife Maureen guilty of accepting over $175,000 worth of luxury products, loans, and vacations from Mr. Williams, a businessman peddling a diet supplement. Allegedly, McDonnell responded to those gifts by granting Mr. Williams political favors, such as arranging high-level meetings on his behalf. McDonnell argued that his behavior was not only legal but perfectly normal within our current political system.

After a federal appeals court upheld the jury’s guilty verdict, the Supreme Court agreed to hear McDonnell’s case one last time. Now our justices are wrestling with a series of tough questions: Did Bob McDonnell engage in corrupt behavior? If so, did he break the law? And, do we need to strengthen our corruption laws?

You can learn more about this important case here:

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Jamie graduated from the University of Virginia with a dual major in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies. She has extensive online media experience and works for RepresentUs as the Online Community Manager to bring the power of the internet to the fight against political corruption.
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