Tuesday, July 14, 2009
After a 5 1/2 month trial (that had to have been a significant punishment in itself), Former State Senator (Pa.) Vincent J. Fumo was convicted. An issue previously discussed relative to this trial pertained to posting on Facebook and Twitter during trial (see here). He has now been sentenced to 55 months with the judge setting the loss figure at $1.2 million. The prosecution appears not to be happy with this sentence (see here).
Representing Fumo were Samuel Buffone (Ropes & Gray, Washington DC - he recently won the Yeager case in the United States Supreme Court see here); Dennis Cogan (Philadelphia) and Peter Goldberger (Ardmore, PA).
(esp)(blogging from The Hague, Netherlands)