Fumo jury set to resume deliberations

March 9, 2009 5:22:45 AM PDT
The jury in the federal corruption trial of former state Sen. Vincent Fumo resumes its work Monday. The panel finished its first day of deliberations Thursday in the long-running trial of the once-powerful Philadelphia Democrat.

Fumo is charged with using his large Senate staff to work on his homes, farm and political campaigns. He is also charged with using employees of a charity for similar chores, failing to pay for the use of a museum yacht, and destroying evidence.

Fumo is named in 137 counts of a 139-count indictment. Two counts were dropped. Co-defendant Ruth Arnao, the charity's director, faces 45 counts.

The jury is meeting in the Philadelphia courtroom, which offers electronic access to the 1,300 trial exhibits.

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