"May God find cause to have mercy on them" and their accomplices in felony.
But as things stand now I think not for surely there is a special hell due those who whitewash their corruption, call presumptuous felonious sin their right, and even while claiming Jesus 'Knew me not”.
But don't worry you friends of Bob McDonnell that special Hell is well furnished. God called Bob's friends Chad Ballard and Leroy Hassell to it when they were both 55 years old and at the peak of their worldly power. There was no teachable moment & lesson learned for Bob McDonnell. Perhaps there is still hope for us all.
Governor McAuliffe can be of great use to Virginia as he finds his constitutional duty to “Take care that the laws are faithfully executed” Broadly accepted PARDON under PENITENT PAROLE OATH appears to be the only feasible solution the lets us actually put this chapter of Virginia's history behind us. All the other solutions appear very bad, very costly, very messy and/or very criminally wrong.
Governor McAuliffe's grant of proper PARDON is the answer.
At least since enactment of the 'Uniform Commercial Code (1953?) the reason Virginia had a “reputation” for clean government is that
the strictly speaking VRICO gang of the Virginia Bar Association
makes sure that no obedient gang member gets exposed, caught and convicted.
THE CUSTOMARY CORRUPTION IN VIRGINIA IS SO BROAD, DEEP & HUGE that the only feasible fix is Governor McAuliffe's adjudication of guilty by broad grant of PARDON under the virtue of PENITENT PAROLE OATH.
The unrepentant McDonnell still says he has “Done Nothing Criminal”.
Yet his convicted crime of “Obtaining property under color of official right” is also criminal under the CONSTITUTIONAL ethics law VA18.2-111 “Embezzlement”. This is also common law, as written in the hearts of the people by their creator though often obscured by a person's sin, and commonly rediscovered in the 'smell test'
The “Obtaining property under color of official right” applicable meaning of VA18.2-111 restated with mathematical precision is this:
√ When a person receives a gift or ANYTHING of value (i.e. utility) (whether tangible or intangible)
√ (whether in any degree durable or ephemeral - so long as temporal)
√ (and that ANYTHING is a private good and not a public good [i.e., a good whose value increases the more widely it is possessed - such as the rule of law)
√ from someone other than their employer
√ that they received by virtue of their holding an office belonging to their employer
Then that thing received belongs to their office not to their person.
If the receiver 'converts' the 'gift' to their personal property then they have, according to VA statute, perpetrated embezzlement and larceny.
Bob McDonnell is also criminal under God's law - “THOU SHALT NOT STEAL.”
Custom does not make a crime less of a felony - Regarding criminal intent: Bob McDonnell knew the law and knew that he was deemed to know the law by the law - as are ALL officers or the VA Supreme Court (i.e. lawyers). 'Esquire' Bob McDonnell's conclusively evidenced in public record root felony is a presumption that he is so important that "Resisting the execution of the laws under the color of its authority" [VA18.2-481(5) Statutory Treason] is his prerogative and is the prerogative of all people of his 'noble' class.
The problem is that the VRICO gang, including EVERY Virginia Judge, Commonwealth Attorney and lawyer, have made grand juries ineffective contrary to duly authorized law and by means of VA18.2481(5) felony.
VA19.2-191(2) "The functions of a grand jury are twofold:." "(2) To investigate and report on any condition that involves or tends to promote criminal activity, either in the community or by any governmental authority, agency or official thereof." .
Also VA19.2-200. "The grand jury shall inquire of and present all felonies, misdemeanors and violations of penal laws committed within the jurisdiction of the respective courts wherein it is sworn"
Customary felonies by VRICO gangs are still felonies and in the case of lawyers criminal intent is beyond a reasonable doubt unless they are willing and able to plead incompetence.
Yet Governor McAuliffe is not a lawyer so reasonably yet wrongly thinks that customary is proof that something is not a crime.
Without a reasonable doubt both McDonnell's defense & prosecution lawyers are part of the VRICO gang that McDonnell belongs to. So is Federal Judge Spencer. McDonnell was only punished for stupidity by his VRICO gang.
Their stock in DAILY trade is VA18.2-482 "Misprision of Treason" on ALL Virginia judges' and lawyers'
VA18.2-481(5) "Treason" of "Resisting the execution of the laws under the color of its authority" and
VA18.2-111 "Embezzlement" of the lawful laws by officers entrusted with its administration and creation and
VA18.2-111 "Embezzlement" of money or other things had by virtue of office.
These customary crimes are conclusively evidenced in the public record.
YES AND NO!!
YES, IT IS FAIR BECAUSE HE BROKE THE LAW AND HE IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW.
NO, BECAUSE IF IT WAS SOMEONE ELSE NOT IN POLITICS - THEY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN MORE YEARS THAN JUST 2. MCDONNELL IS SO BLESSED AND HE DOES NOT REALIZE IT. HE FEELS THAT HE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO DO ANY FEDERAL PRISON TIME FOR BREAKING THE FEDERAL LAWS.