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]
â€œunprecedented 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.â€
According to Mrs. McDonnell’s lawyers her conviction should be reversed because,
â€œexpansive redefinition of the federal corruption lawsâ€ criminalized routine political conduct â€œand gave federal prosecutors unbridled discretion.â€
The lawyers argued that ‘at the very least’ Mrs. McDonnell should get a new trial.