Former Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Fumo was sentenced on Tuesday to 55 months in prison for fraud, obstruction of justice and tax convictions after a federal judge announced that he had decided to depart down from a recommended 10-year prison term because of Fumo's extraordinary public service. Fumo was accused of abusing his power as a senator to fund a lavish lifestyle with "other people's money," or, as he allegedly termed it, "OPM." An Assistant U.S. Attorney would not say whether the government will appeal.
Former Pa. State Senator Fumo Sentenced to Less Than 5 Years in Corruption Case
The Legal Intelligencer
July 15, 2009