Former Virginia Governor, felony cleared, to teach at Christian university

FILE PHOTO - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
FILE PHOTO - In this April 27, 2016 file photo, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell speaks outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

VIRGINA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell can be called “professor” in January, when he’ll begin teaching government and policy at a private Christian university.

Tuesday’s announcement by Regent University in Virginia Beach comes after federal prosecutors dropped their corruption case against McDonnell and his wife following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn his 2014 conviction violating federal bribery law by accepting gifts from a wealthy businessman.

The university said McDonnell will help establish a Governor’s Center for Federalism and Civility, which will assist states in understanding their role in a federal society.

McDonnell, who earlier served as Virginia’s Attorney General and as a state lawmaker, said in a statement that his “painful journey through the justice system” refocused his attention from politics to people and policy.

 

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