Prosecutors appeal Fumo sentence

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to overturn and lengthen the sentence handed down for former State Senator Vince Fumo, who was convicted last year on 137 counts for stealing millions of dollars in state resources, but sentenced to just  four and a half years behind bars. Prosecutors had hoped Fumo would recieve at least twenty years of prison time. (In contrast, former House Minority Whip Mike Veon is currently serving six to fourteen years for fourteen counts of theft, conspiracy and conflict of interest.)

In a 281-page filing, prosecutors say the sentence is “unreasonable” and unduly lenient.”  More from the AP.


About pubradiopolitics
Scott covers state government and politics for Pennsylvania's public radio stations, including WITF in Harrisburg, WHYY in Philadelphia and WDUQ in Pittsburgh.

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