Court sets deadline in Maureen McDonnell’s corruption conviction appeal

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Maureen McDonnell walks to her corruption trial at U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, August 18, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. McDonnell and her husband Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell are on trial for accepting gifts, vacations and loans from a Virginia businessman in exchange for helping his company. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Maureen McDonnell walks to her corruption trial at U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, August 18, 2014 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court set a deadline Friday morning for the corruption conviction appeal of former Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell.

Attorneys must address the appeal by August 29.

Maureen and her husband, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, were convicted of numerous criminal charges in a six-week corruption trial ending in September 2014.

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Bob McDonnell’s conviction in June.

Maureen was convicted of eight of the 13 counts she was facing, which included one count of conspiracy to commit honest-services wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to obtain property under color of official right, two counts of honest-services wire fraud and four counts of obtaining property under color of official right.

*Editors note: A previous version of this story cited the Washington Post that Maureen McDonnell’s conviction had been overturned.