Following a 27-day trial, former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were found guilty of corruption for allegedly accepting loans and gifts from the former CEO of supplement maker Star Scientific in exchange for using the power of the governor’s office to help the company promote its Antabloc product, which was not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Details about the original criminal indictment appear in Issue 18 of this Report. The trial generated considerable media attention, as witnesses testified about the luxury shopping trips, dinners and plane tickets that CEO Johnnie Williams funded for the McDonnells. The former governor reportedly failed in his trial strategy of blaming his wife for the misconduct, and sentencing for the two will take place on January 6, 2015. According to a news source, they could face lengthy prison sentences and fines exceeding $1 million. See The Hill and Huffington Post, September 4, 2014.