Former Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Fumo -- whose sentencing on fraud and obstruction of justice charges is set for Tuesday -- got a rare bit of good news Friday, as a federal judge effectively slashed Fumo's sentencing recommendation in half. But by the end of the day, prosecutors had filed a brief that said Fumo should be hit with a longer term than federal guidelines recommend because his crimes rocked the public's confidence in public officials and because of his perjury and "exceptionally egregious" cover-up scheme.
Judge's Calculation May Reduce Fumo's Sentence
The Legal Intelligencer
July 13, 2009