Former Virginia Governor and Wife Found Guilty of Corruption
09/04/2014 AT 03:30 PM EDT
Both Bob and Maureen bowed heads and wept as a chorus of "guilty" verdicts kept coming from the court clerk.
McDonnell was widely considered a possible running mate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. He was charged with doing favors for a wealthy vitamin executive in exchange for the gifts and loans.
Bob McDonnell was found guilty of 11 of 13 corruption charges against him. His wife was found guilty of nine of 13.
A federal jury in Richmond returned the verdicts Thursday after a five-week trial and deliberating for three days.