In 101 page brief lawyers for the former first lady have asked the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to negate her conviction. [read_more]
“unprecedented application of the law to Governor (Bob) McDonnell, and the unwarranted extension of those laws to Mrs. McDonnell should be reversed and their convictions should be vacated.”
According to Mrs. McDonnell’s lawyers her conviction should be reversed because,
“expansive redefinition of the federal corruption laws” criminalized routine political conduct “and gave federal prosecutors unbridled discretion.”
The lawyers argued that ‘at the very least’ Mrs. McDonnell should get a new trial.