Fumo tries again to delay prison start

August 27, 2009 7:39:24 AM PDT
Convicted former state Sen. Vincent Fumo of Philadelphia has made another bid in his effort to avoid going to prison Monday. Fumo is asking a federal appeals panel to let him remain free on bail while he appeals his 139-count conviction and sentence.

The trial judge had denied the request.

The 66-year-old Fumo was a wealthy Democratic power broker during his 30-year senate career.

He is due to serve about 4-1/2 years in prison for defrauding the senate and two nonprofits of several million dollars.

Federal prosecutors say they will oppose the appeal filed late Wednesday with the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court.

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