LU's President Says Bob McDonnell Not Scheduled as Guest Professor for Fall
Lynchburg, VA - Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Junior says former Governor Bob McDonnell had not been scheduled to return to campus as a distinguished visiting professor for the Fall semester.
Falwell tells ABC 13 that McDonnell was only scheduled during the Spring. He says that decision was made in the summer and McDonnell is not scheduled to come back at this time moving forward.
McDonnell had been invited to join the teaching staff at Liberty as a distinguished visiting professor in government. At the time, McDonnell said he was delighted to contribute to Liberty's world class academic programs and train students to make a significant positive impact at every level of government.
On Thursday, the former governor and his wife Maureen were both convicted of corruption after a three week trial. A jury found Bob McDonnell guilty on 11 of 13 counts. Maureen was found guilty on 9 of 13.
The couple was charged with accepting gifts and loans from former Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams in exchange for promoting his company's products.
The McDonnells will be sentenced on January 10th and face a maximum of 20 years in prison.
The couple's attorney says they will appeal.