Barry Pollack was quoted regarding appellate prospects for Former VA Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, for public corruption convictions. Both are currently free on bond while they pursue appeals. The former governor probably could remain free by asking the appeals court for rehearing, Pollack said, adding that it would be harder to stay out of prison once the case goes to the Supreme Court. The appeals court has not yet scheduled arguments for the former first lady's case. The appeals court's ruling does not bode well for Maureen McDonnell, who raised many of the same issues, Pollack said.
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