A longtime confidant of State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo's testified yesterday that he received more than $500,000 under lucrative Senate contracts while working as Fumo's political hired gun - and submitted false bills to justify his paychecks.
Lead defense attorney Dennis Cogan questions Sen. Fumo's son-in-law Christian Marrone.(Exerpt, edited for length)
Fumo's son-in-law Christian Marrone testifies about his concerns about Citizen Alliance for Better Neighborhoods and his relationship with State Sen. Vincent Fumo.(edited for length)
Christian Marrone the son-in-law and former aid to Sen. Vincent Fumo testifies he kept e-mails for his own protection.
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Christian Marrone the estranged son-in-law of Sen. Vincent Fumo testified that he was hired to work in the state senator's legislative office but spent much of his time overseeing renovations at Fumo's mansion.
May 8, 1943
Fumo is born in South Philadelphia, grandson of the man who founded Fumo Building & Loan in 1923.
After attending Notre Dame Academy...
My father - Vince Fumo Sr. - suffered from leukemia and passed away in 1992, shortly after my mother had died of complications from a broken hip. God bless them both. I always miss them, but on days like this I miss them the most.
I rise for a Point of Personal Privilege and would ask the indulgence of the Senate to make an important announcement.
I have given...
At a federal court hearing Monday, prosecutors and the FBI disclosed new details about an agreement between Verizon and State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo (D., Phila.).
Prosecutors said yesterday that State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo's lawyer, Richard A. Sprague, has a likely conflict of interest because he also represented the alleged victims in the case - and could even be called as a witness himself at next...
Public servants were servants in Fumo's home, too, prosecutors said.
Senate aides paid by taxpayers often worked for Fumo on his mansion on Green Street...
In early 2003, Fumo bought a $515,000 farm north of Harrisburg.
He stocked it with horses, goats, crops, Senate employees and goodies from Citizens' Alliance: a bulldozer (and multiple repairs to it), an all-terrain vehicle, a tractor and...
In the junkyard-dog realm of South Philadelphia politics, paranoia is just self-preservation.
So it probably made sense to think dirty tricks were afoot when workers for a charity linked to State Sen. Vincent Fumo took trash bags from curbside...
He has been what lawyers call a "rainmaker." He's lined up government and corporate clients for a Philadelphia law firm that pays him well for this - as much as $1 million a year.