Attorney for a shaken Fumo vows appeal

    Former state Senator Vincent Fumo was found guilty of all federal corruption charges. The jury announced the verdict this afternoon to a packed courtroom.

    Former state Senator Vincent Fumo was found guilty of all federal corruption charges. The jury announced the verdict this afternoon to a packed courtroom.

    Transcript:
    A solemn Vince Fumo hugged his tearful daughter and girlfriend today after the jury foreman read guilty for all 137 counts of fraud and obstruction of justice.  The jury found Fumo guilty of defrauding the State Senate, the Independence Seaport Museum and the nonprofit Citizen’s Alliance of $3.5 million dollars.

    He’s also convicted of obstruction of justice charges related to destroying email evidence.

    Fumo appeared ashen outside the courtroom.

    Fumo: “I’m heartbroken and very disappointed and that’s it guys.”

    Fumo’s defense attorney Dennis Cogan appeared shaken and upset but vowed an appeal.

    Cogan: “Obviously we’re disappointed, he’s heartbroken, the jury has spoken, but the process continues. motions to be filed, arguments to be made and we see where the case goes.”

    Prosecutors asked the judge to revoke Fumo’s bail, saying he is a flight risk. A bail hearing is scheduled for this afternoon.

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