Oh, the arrogance of men. Bob McDonnell, that brave fighter for purity and uncorrupt government, just found himself on the receiving end of a bill he signed.
In addition to losing rights to own or carry firearms, convictions for felonies can bring sentences of up to 20 years in prison each, enough to keep the disgraced former governor in prison for more than 200 years, but with no prior convictions, and given the nonviolent nature of the crimes, Former US Attorney Chuck James said it is also possible that the couple could receive no jail time at all – but that is highly unlikely. The bureau of Prisons will assess the pair and make recommendations for sentencing scheduled for January 6, 2015. Both the former Governor and his wife are expected to appeal.
That’s justice, now for the poetry. While he was in office, McDonnell signed into law, House Bill 2095:
Virginia Retirement System; loss of benefits for certain felony convictions. Provides that a member of any of the retirement programs administered by the Virginia Retirement System forfeits his retirement benefits if it is determined that he has been convicted of a felony that arose out of misconduct in any position covered under the retirement programs administered by the Virginia Retirement System.
Sounds pretty clear cut and tailor made for McDonnell himself. Karma just came up and bit him going the other way.