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US Prosecutors asking for tougher sentence for corrupt politician, what do YOU think is fair?

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. prosecutors took the rare step Thursday to appeal the sentence handed down to long-powerful state Sen. Vincent Fumo in a sprawling corruption case.

Fumo is serving a 4 1/2-year sentence for defrauding the state Senate, a museum and a nonprofit of millions.

Prosecutors had sought at least a 15-year term for the Philadelphia Democrat, who was convicted last year of all 137 fraud and obstruction counts after a five-month trial. In an appeal filed Thursday, they call Senior U.S. District Judge Ronald Buckwalter's decision "unreasonable" and "unduly lenient."

The 67-year-old Fumo was convicted last year of using the victim groups to maintain his mansion, spy on political rivals, pay for yachting vacations and otherwise support his extravagant lifestyle.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/08/feds-seeking-tougher-puni_n_639448.html

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 7:16 PM on Jul. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Wow! I suppose the judge was on the take too! Personally, I think political corruption should carry harsher sentences than regular corruption. Our leaders should be held to a high standard imo.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:06 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • I would think a year per charge would suffice. It certainly would send a message and shake up some other nefarious actors.
    Youngwifey2

    Answer by Youngwifey2 at 7:30 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • GOOD! Maybe this will make some of them THINK before acting corruptly!
    plclemo

    Answer by plclemo at 8:44 PM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • That one pissed me off, too.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:56 AM on Jul. 9, 2010

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