Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fumo & Associates: Former senator's future firm?

Former state Sen. Vince Fumo, back home in Philly since August after serving four years in federal prison on public corruption charges, seems to be getting ready for life after house arrest. Fumo now has a LinkedIn.com page listing himself as chairman and CEO of Fumo & Associates.

Fumo & Associates: Former senator's future firm?

Former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo now has a LinkedIn.com page listing himself as chairman and CEO of Fumo & Associates. (MATT ROURKE / Associated Press)
Former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo now has a LinkedIn.com page listing himself as chairman and CEO of Fumo & Associates. (MATT ROURKE / Associated Press)

From today's Clout column:

Former state Sen. Vince Fumo, back home in Philly since August after serving four years in federal prison on public corruption charges, seems to be getting ready for life after house arrest.

Fumo now has a LinkedIn.com page listing himself as chairman and CEO of Fumo & Associates.

That sounds to us like a lobbying firm. And sure enough, Fumo has joined three LinkedIn discussion groups that focus on state and federal lobbying.

Fumo isn't doing any talking with the media until at least February, when his term ends.

But already he's racking up LinkedIn recommendations from Pennsylvania AFL-CIO president Rick Bloomingdale, Philadelphia Republican Party general counsel Michael Meehan and state Rep. Mark Cohen.

It appears the LinkedIn page is a placeholder for a future endeavor, since the Pennsylvania Department of State doesn't currently list Fumo & Associates as a registered business or lobbying firm.

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