S. Michael Palermo, 69, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today to conspiring with former State Senator Vincent Fumo to receive a contract from the Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee (“SDAC”), under which Palermo received $287,000 in state funds between 1999 and 2004 for providing little or no actual work to the SDAC. Palermo was a friend of Fumo’s who worked as an aide to the former senator in the early 1970s, when Fumo was director of a Pennsylvania agency, and, again, as...Read Full Story
From a letter dated July 27, 2009 from the Federal Medical Center Devins, Ayers MA:Let me start by saying I have nothing against Former State Senator Vincent Fumo, because I personally don’t know him. I can’t even compare Mr. Fumo to myself because we were on different levels in our careers. What I can compare is what Mr. Fumo was convicted of to what I was convicted of (which I am truly sorry for), and in comparing the two convictions there seems to be a disparity of treatment in regards to...Read Full Story
From today's Inquirer:Leonard P. Luchko, former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo's hapless aide and zealous operative in Fumo's efforts to stage a digital coverup, told a judge yesterday that he had finally made up his mind about his old boss. Fumo, Luchko said, was nothing more than "a common thief.""Sen. Fumo, a man I idolized for being the champion of the little guy, he'd been lying to me the whole time," Luchko said.It's great to see people who used to be at His Lowness' demanding beck-and-call...Read Full Story
A City Council aide who whored his position out to developers a few times received six months less in prison than the state-senate whore who stole from the poor and gave to his rich self. The judge? Oh, he stuck up for his buddy Buckwalter like only members of the good-old-boys network can.U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno said the need to deter public corruption demanded "substantial" prison time for Wright - and declined to drastically depart from sentencing guidelines, as was done in...Read Full Story
This was a same-sex gay marriage debate. Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, D-Philadelphia was speaking to a black pastor when he made the slavery remark. Was the slavery comment a bad analogy? Yes. However, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Check out the debate.WATCH VIDEO
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"What you are advocating here is that we take away the rights of a minority. And I don't think that's right," Fumo, a staunch defender of gay rights, told the witness, Gilbert Coleman Jr., senior pastor of...Read Full Story
Vincent Fumo is a former Pennsylvania state senator. He was sentenced to 55 months in prison for misusing state worked and misappropriating funds from a nonprofit group. Fine more Vincent Fumo news and information here.