Prosecutors appeal Fumo sentence
July 8, 2010 Leave a comment
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.