After a five-month trial riddled with unusual twists, a federal jury on Monday convicted former Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Fumo on all 137 counts, delivering a sweeping victory to the federal prosecutors who accused Fumo of abusing his power to fund a lavish lifestyle on the tabs of taxpayers and a charity he created and controlled. The jury also convicted Fumo of orchestrating a massive cover-up, erasing thousands of e-mails using a method designed to make it impossible for the FBI to retrieve them.
Federal Jury Finds Former Pa. State Sen. Vincent Fumo Guilty on All Counts
The Legal Intelligencer
March 16, 2009