Former Pa. state Sen. Fumo to leave prison Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former influential state senator from Philadelphia is scheduled to leave a federal prison in Kentucky after serving four years for fraud.

Seventy-year-old Vincent Fumo, a Philadelphia Democrat, is heading to a city halfway house Tuesday for the next six months. He’s been incarcerated in Kentucky since his 2009 conviction for stealing $4.2 million from the state, a museum and a neighborhood improvement group.

His legal troubles are far from over, however. The IRS is seeking millions, and federal prosecutors want him to pay another $800,000 in restitution, above the $3.5 million he’s paid so far.

Fumo is slated to work for his defense lawyer, Dennis Cogan, for his work-release job, although he can no longer practice law. Cogan declined comment Monday.

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