Pa. Supreme Court suspends Fumo's law license

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Tuesday temporarily suspended the law license of former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, who was convicted last year on 137 counts of corruption.

Fumo, 66, a dominant force in Harrisburg and Philadelphia for three decades, began serving a 55-month federal sentence last August in a minimum security facility in northeastern Kentucky.

During his trial, prosecutors had contended that he defrauded the Senate and two nonprofits Citizens' Alliance for Better Neighborhoods and the Independence Seaport Museum, and obstructed the FBI investigation.

Fumo, who graduated from Temple University School of Law, received his license to practice in 1972.

There is no permanent disbarment in Pennsylvania, said a spokeswoman for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court.

- Sam Wood

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