Rendell to testify at Fumo trial

February 2, 2009 12:01:03 PM PST
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is planning to testify next week at the federal criminal trial of a former state senator. Rendell's office said Monday that a few hours earlier he received a subpoena from defense attorneys for Vince Fumo, a fellow Philadelphian accused of corruption.

Rendell spokesman Chuck Ardo says Rendell doesn't plan to fight the subpoena. He says Rendell has no information that might help Fumo that he's aware of and plans to answer whatever questions are asked.

Fumo is defending himself against a 139-count indictment that accuses him of defrauding a community organization, the state Senate and a Philadelphia museum of more than $3.5 million.

Fumo and Rendell are both Democrats.

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