Buckwalter says there was plenty of time for Fumo to get detoxification done between his July 14 sentencing and his prison reporting date. He also says Fumo's health issues can be handled in the prison system.
Fumo was convicted this year of defrauding the state Senate, a South Philadelphia nonprofit and a seaport museum of millions of dollars. He was sentenced to four years and seven months in prison. Prosecutors sought 15 years and are seeking to appeal the sentence.