Former Governor Bob McDonnell’s Law License Revoked

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell | AP Photo

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has stripped former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell of his law license.

The Virginia State Bar said in a release that McDonnell’s license to practice law in the Commonwealth is suspended, effective January 29, based on his conviction on 11 public corruption charges.

8News legal expert Russ Stone says that,”If he wanted to obtain it again once he is out of prison, he would have to apply with the bar to have his license re-instated.”

McDonnell was ordered to appear before the board originally on Feb. 20, to present an argument as to why his license shouldn’t be revoked.

McDonnell’s license had been administratively suspended for non-payment of Virginia State Bar dues since mid-October 2014.

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