UPDATE: on January 6, 2015, McDonnell was sentenced to only two years in prison, a substantial downward departure from the Sentencing Guidelines. For a detailed discussion of the issues in the sentencing hearing, see my later post here. Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell was convicted in federal district court on September 4, 2014 on eleven counts of corruption. His wife Maureen was convicted on nine counts, including one count of obstruction of justice that applied only to her. The former Governor will be sentenced on January 6, 2015, and Mrs. McDonnell on February 20. What kind of sentence can they expect?