Hundreds of thousands of dollars now in escrow
Even though former State Senator Vincent Fumo is in jail, two non-profits that were funneled money because of his influence could still be in line for more funding.
A report by Philadelphia Inspector General Amy Kurland says Citizens Alliance and the Spring Garden Community Development Corporation could get more money because funds earmarked for them are currently being held in escrow at the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. Kurland says the money should be made available to other civic groups and the funds already dispersed should be paid back in restitution.
“If it was grant money that was supposed to benefit the city of Philadelphia, and that grant money was misspent, our position was the money should be returned to the grantor, the Delaware River Waterfront corporation.”
Vincent Fumo has already put up over two million dollars for restitution, but that is being held pending his appeal.