(CNN)Virginia's former first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced Friday to 12 months and 1 day on Friday for her part in the high profile bribery case that dominated the governor's office, the United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia tells CNN.
Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced to one year and one day
McDonnell was charged with "soliciting and obtaining payments, loans, gifts and other items from Star Scientific, a Virginia-based corporation, and Jonnie R. Williams Sr., Star Scientific's then chief executive officer, in violation of federal public corruption laws," according the Justice Department, which released the news Friday.
"Today's sentencing brings to an end an unfortunate chapter in Virginia state government, and an opportunity to move forward here in the Commonwealth," said U.S. Attorney Boente said in a statement.
Her husband Republican former Gov. Bob McDonnell was sentenced last month to two years in prison, but he has vowed to appeal the sentence.
Bob McDonnell, who was seen as a rising star in the GOP, was governor of the commonwealth from 2010 to 2014.