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No decision Monday from Supreme Court on McDonnell case

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Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell leaves the courthouse after his wife, Maureen, was sentenced to one year in prison (Source: NBC12) Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell leaves the courthouse after his wife, Maureen, was sentenced to one year in prison (Source: NBC12)
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

There will be no decision Monday from the U.S. Supreme Court justices in former Governor Bob McDonnell's corruption case.

The justices have been discussing the former governor's fate since Friday. This move is one of his last legal options.

One of the two things will happen: either the U.S. Supreme Court will take the case, or McDonnell will go to prison.

McDonnell faces a two-year prison sentence after he was convicted on 11 corruption counts. If the justices decide to hear his appeal, that could happen in June. If it's denied, McDonnell would have to report to prison within a few days.

Last year, a judge recommended Petersburg's federal prison, but that would depend on space.

Meanwhile, the former governor's wife, Maureen, is also working through the appeal process. She was sentenced to a year and a day in prison.

The former political couple have remained free during this entire process.

Once we find out the U.S. Supreme Court justices' decision, we'll be sure to let you know on air and online.

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