Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell is surrounded by members of the media after his sentencing hearing in RichmondWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court granted a request by former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell to remain out of prison while he appeals his corruption convictions. In a brief unsigned order, the court said McDonnell, who was governor from 2010 until 2014, would not have to report to prison until he completes the appeals process. (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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