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RICHMOND, Va. — The former governor of Virginia can no longer practice law in the state where he was once elected to lead. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Bob McDonnell’s legal license effective January 29. The board based its decision on McDonnell’s recent conviction on 11 felony counts related to public corruption while he was governor.

McDonnell could appear before the board to argue against the suspension during a February 20 hearing. McDonnell is scheduled to report to prison by February 9. He was sentenced to a two-year prison sentence.

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