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The powers that be over at the headquarters of the Inquirer and Daily News are surely breathing sighs of relief. Last week, Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Lisa Rau entered a judgment against rightfully feared Center City attorney Dick Sprague (pictured, left), who filed a libel lawsuit against the Daily News and then-columnist Jill Porter in 2010.The suit centered on Porter's 2009 article "Law, Duty, and Truth" about Sprague's feud with his onetime client, State Senator-turned-prison inmate Vince Fumo (pictured, right). Porter's article began like this:Sprague may have reveled in plunging the blade into his now-enemy Vince Fumo this week.
You know Tax Day is coming up when the IRS is knocking on your jail cell, asking for $2.9 million. But such is life for ex-State Sen. Vince Fumo, serving 61 months in Kentucky for fraud. Ralph Cipriano reports:On March 21, Fumo got a visit in prison from an IRS agent bearing a notice from Guadalupe N. Ortiz, acting area director of the agency's Philadelphia office. The IRS was formally notifying Fumo that he was being hit with an extremely rare "notice of jeopardy assessment and levy," which, including tax, interest and penalties, amounts to a bill for a total of
The Inquirer's Miriam Hill reports that Vince Fumo—once the city's most powerful politician, now serving five years in federal prison on corruption charges—is yet another Philly property owner likely to be angered by the new property tax system. His 27-room mansion has seen its value rise from $675,000 to $2.7 million under the new assessment system. Hill writes: "The new assessments don’t take effect until 2014, and it’s still not clear what the tax rate will be. But if the city taxes properties in 2014 at 1.32 percent with a $15,000 homestead exemption, as Mayor Nutter has proposed, Fumo’s tax
6 ABC reports:The news emerges just a few days after the convicted politician's fiancée launched a "veggie crusade" to bring better nutrition to Fumo and his fellow felons. Turns out maybe she was right.
Former Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Fumo has been hospitalized in Kentucky due to heart health issues.Sources tell Action News that Fumo was having a physical performed on Wednesday when doctors found close to 90 percent blockage in one of his arteries.He was taken to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky.
It's a long way down from being the most powerful man in Pennsylvania politics. Former State Sen. Vince Fumo can barely get a fresh banana these days in federal prison, where he's serving a five-year term on corruption charges. His fiancée, Carolyn Zinni, has started a campaign to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables to convicts, under a campaign called "Real Food for Felons.""Because My Loved one is away in a Federal Prison Camp and has NOT had a piece of fruit or fresh vegetable in almost 4 YEARS !!" Zinni wrote on a petition filed on the website change
Fumo's disgraceful re-sentencing
Get a hit just one out of three times, and you’re in the Hall of Fame. Get nine out of 10 problems right on a math test, and you’re a star student. Nail one of the biggest political dirtbags in Pennsylvania history with 100 percent success—gaining convictions on every one of 137 federal counts—and you’re the bad guy. You’re the one who gets roundly reamed out in a very public fashion. You’re the one criticized for disregarding the law.In becoming the new poster boy in the “What the F&*# was he thinking?!” category, United States District Judge Ronald Buckwalter did the unthinkable—again—by giving former State Senator Vince Fumo a Get Out Of Jail (Almost) Free card.
61-month sentence handed down
Just after 3 p.m. today, former state Senator Vince Fumo—who was convicted of more than 130 counts of corruption-related charges—was sentenced to 61 months in prison. Fumo had previously been sentenced to four years and change in the pen before that decision was vacated. The judge who ruled on the case asserted that prosecutors overcharged Fumo. [Inquirer]
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Students Riot After Board of Trustees Fires Joe Paterno. Last night Joe Paterno was fired by Penn State's Board of Trustees over the phone. President Graham Spanier was also ousted just before the university's students rushed downtown to riot. A news van was flipped, riot police broke out the pepper spray, and things got out of hand. I was in State College live-tweeting the events. [Daily Collegian]Day Two of Vince Fumo's Resentencing. At 9 a.m., the second day of Vince Fumo's resentencing hearing will begin in Philadelphia. The former state Senator was convicted of 137 counts of corruption before being
Philly's $780,540 Secret Report
It’s hard enough to have much faith in Philadelphia’s political system these days. But when judges appear to pull punches, then all is lost.Consider the actions of judges in three high-profile cases: the handling of a state representative’s alleged drunk driving; state Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille’s latest maneuver in the Family Court affair; and the re-sentencing of former state Sen. Vincent J. Fumo.