Supreme Court May Raise Bar for Corruption Prosecutions

  • Justices look poised to overturn former governor's conviction
  • Virginia's McDonnell attends as justices weigh his case

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives at U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for his corruption trial sentencing on Jan. 6, 2015, in Richmond, Virginia.

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U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they will overturn former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s bribery conviction and make it harder to prosecute public officials for corruption.

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