Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fumo Sentenced

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).

See Doug Berman's Sentencing Law & Policy Blog here, Legal Intelligencer Blog, Fumo’s Daughter, Fiance, Beg for Mercy; Emilie Lounsberry and Craig R. McCoy ,Philadelphia Inquirer, Fumo Gets 55 Months

(esp)(blogging from The Hague, Netherlands)


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