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Inquirer: Former State Sen. Fumo Resentenced To 61 Months In Prison

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Vincent J. Fumo, the once-powerful, now-disgraced state legislator, was resentenced today in an extraordinary hearing to 61 months, six more than his previous sentence.

Fumo, 68, at one time the most influential legislator in Pennsylvania, was convicted in 2009 of misusing million in state funds. Though eligible for a sentence of at least 17 years, Fumo was given 55 months by U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter, who handled the latest proceeding.

Before delivering the new sentence, Buckwalter reviewed e-mail that Fumo had sent from prison and declared that Fumo lacked a “true sense of remorse” and a “complete lack of respect for our legal framework.”

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  1. He should be made a example of and his pension should be stripped and any other bene3fits he would get. What he did to the taxpayers of Penna. is unspeakable and uncalled for yet your going to give him his pension shame on the rest of you people in Harrisburg. Oh that’s right he’s one of the old boys of the Senate.

  2. For Judge Buckwalter to say that he did not consider letters from the public in giving his original sentence which was less than 30% of the mandatory minimum sentence stikes me as as exhibit one in the lack of respect for the judicial process in the third district. The letter from Senator Fumo’s mentor and Governor of Pensylvania at the time would be influence enough if he were not married to the judge who oversaw Judge Buckwalter on the third district court of appeals. Perhaps the judge feels that this was a victimless crime but the disdain that his decision garnered for favoritism in the third district only compares to Lohan justice elsewhere.

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