Prosecutors are recommending that Maureen McDonnell spend 18 months behind bars while her defense attorneys are requesting that she do community service in lieu of jail time.[read_more]
Prosecutors in the trial said Mrs.McDonnell
â€œunhesitatingly participated in the scheme to sell the Governorâ€™s office to satisfy her desire for a luxurious lifestyle.
While her defense team countered saying Maureen McDonnell had been thrust
“into a role that she did not want and for which she felt ill-preparedâ€ and â€œsuffered both mentally and emotionally as she struggled to cope with the pressures of her position and the public scrutiny that came with it.â€
It was in that context,â€ her attorneys wrote, â€œthat Maureen made the mistakes in judgment that tragically led to this case.â€
Mrs.McDonnell will be sentenced on February 20th.