Fumo Convicted

Former Pennsylvania State Sen. Vincent Fumo was convicted on corruption charges yesterday, according to this Philadelphia Inquirer story.  

The FBI pursued him for four years. Its agents interviewed more than 350 people and compiled documents that filled 240 boxes.

The grand-jury transcript takes up nearly 7,000 pages. The trial took 22 weeks and the testimony of 107 witnesses.

Yesterday, a jury of 10 women and two men wrote the finish. They found Vincent J. Fumo to be a corrupt politician who abused his power to enrich himself.

The Post reports:

The 65-year-old former state senator was found guilty of all 137 counts against him, which also included obstruction of justice for destroying e-mail evidence.

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