Fumo seeks sentencing delay

June 12, 2009 11:53:33 AM PDT
Former Pa. Sen. Vincent Fumo wants to postpone his scheduled July sentencing in his $3.5 million corruption case. The 66-year-old Fumo says he need more time to prepare given the complexity of the case.

Fumo, in a motion filed Friday, wants the July 14 sentencing postponed until at least late September, but federal prosecutors oppose the motion.

They are seeking a sentence of more than 10 years. A jury in March found that Fumo defrauded the state Senate, a charity and a museum to fund his enviable lifestyle.

The jury convicted Fumo of all 137 pending counts and aide Ruth Arnao of dozens of similar counts.

Fumo, a long-powerful Philadelphia Democrat, made millions as a banker and lawyer. He served in the state Senate for 30 years.

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