Monday, March 16, 2009


Metro: Rikard Larma

According to a report from the Associated Press former State Senator Vince Fumo has been found guilty by a jury of his peers on all counts.

Ex-Pa. senator convicted of 137 corruption counts
1 hour ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury in Philadelphia has convicted a powerful former state senator of all 137 corruption counts against him.

The jury in U.S. District Court found 65-year-old Vincent Fumo guilty Monday of defrauding the Senate, a nonprofit and a museum of more than $3.5 million. Other charges included destroying e-mail evidence.

The verdict comes after a five-month trial that featured more than 100 witnesses.

The judge denied a government request to revoke bail for the Philadelphia Democrat.

From the Philly Metro Wire:

PHILADELPHIA. Ex-Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, whose rise to power was only as epic as the five-month corruption trial against him, was found guilty today of all 137 counts against him.

Fumo likely faces more than 10 years in jail after he was convicted of conspiracy to defraud Pennsylvania taxpayers out of more than $3 million.

His co-defendant, Ruth Arnao, was also found guilty.

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