By Lynn R. Mitchell
With former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell scheduled for sentencing on February 20, federal prosecutors are asking for her to serve 18 months while her lawyers are asking for community service (see Prosecutors seek 18-month sentence for Maureen McDonnell):
Lawyers for Maureen McDonnell are asking she serve 4,000 hours of community service in lieu of prison while federal prosecutors want her to serve 18 months behind bars for her corruption convictions.
Federal sentencing guidelines called for her to serve from five years and three months to six years and six months in prison. The guidelines, however, are not binding on U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer who will sentence her on Feb. 20.
Prayers continue for the McDonnell family.