Fumo guilty on all counts; must post $2 million bail
Former State Sen. Vincent Fumo (D) was convicted of all 137 counts against him today as his marathon federal corruption trial ended in a stunning victory for prosecutors.
The jury also found co-defendant Ruth Arnao guilty of all 45 counts against her.
After a 30-minute hearing this afternoon, U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter agreed to let Fumo and Arnao remain free pending sentencing although he ordered them to post bail of $2 million and $500,000, respectively, by Wednesday.
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With that list of crimes found guilty of, to face 10 years... seems light.One of the most powerful figures in Pennsylvania politics has been convicted of so many corruption counts that the federal jury forewoman had to break twice for water to complete today’s marathon verdict announcement.
An array of Senate staffers testified in the trial that they regularly did personal work for Fumo on taxpayer time, including running his farm, handling his personal finances, overseeing mansion renovations and even spying on his ex-lover. Fumo faces up to a decade in prison.