Saturday, February 6, 2016

Vincent Fumo

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Former State Sen. Vincent Fumo was convicted of all 137 counts against him today as his marathon federal corruption trial ended in a stunning victory for prosecutors.
Friends of Sen. Vincent J. Fumo say he is brilliant and could have been anything - a surgeon, maybe - but he became a politician so he could help more people.
A look back at Sen. Vincent J. Fumo's career - from campaigning in 1978 to his retirement announcement on March 12.
State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo's lawyer attacked the U.S. attorney's motives yesterday and called the 139 charges against his client nothing more than a malicious effort by the Bush administration to drive powerful Democrats from office.
Click here to listen to the audio.
During a 12-minute speech Feb. 5, 2007 on the Senate floor, state Sen. Vincent Fumo told his colleagues that "I know in my heart that I have not done anything illegal."
Audio of speech
The 267-page indictment issued Feb. 6, 1007, charges State Sen. Vincent Fumo with 139 counts of conspiracy, fraud, obstruction of justice and filing false tax returns.
The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the indictment against the senator and three of his aides in a press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007.
Audio of press conference.