Skip to comments.Bad Judgment Cuts Fumo Break
Posted on 07/16/2009 4:05:11 AM PDT by Born Conservative
We get it even if the judge doesnt.
The people comprehend the severe nature of the public corruption that put former super State Sen. Vince Fumo in federal court in Philadelphia yesterday for sentencing.
Although a jury unanimously found Fumo guilty of 137 felony counts, U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter sentenced the ruthless politician to only 55 months in prison.
Probation officials decided in a pre-sentence report that Fumo could have served 27 years behind bars. The judge reduced that possibility to 12 years then sentenced him to four years and seven months.
Hardened cons often say they could do that kind of time standing on their heads.
In this case, the judge turned the system upside down.
Buckwalter let us down hard.
The judge is not only out of the loop, hes as loopy a justice as I ever encountered in more than three decades covering crime.
Still, Buckwalters dynamic dysfunction makes us more powerful than he is. Even though the public servant on the bench blew his responsibilities to serve justice and uphold the public trust, he emboldened countless prosecutors and countless people with a renewed urge to continue the fight to root out corruption and take back our government.
For that I want to thank the goofy judge.
I might even write him a letter or request an interview. I might ask to stop by and see him the next time I visit Independence Hall or the Liberty Bell. It would be fun telling Buckwalter that the crack in his judgment is wider than the crack in the bell.
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That sentence didn’t please Governor Fast Eddie Rendell who thinks a year would have been sufficient. He wants Fumo to appeal the sentence.
“If I were a public official, even one year would be enough to deter me,” Rendell said.
Another "Name That Party" game?
Rendells a freaking crook.
The state workers had a rally to protest the budget this week. I say let em cake. The majority of them voted for the idiots who are trying to raise our taxes. Screw em.
As for Fumo it just shows if you have clout and money for a good lawyer you get off easy.
Real story is slob Rendell and all the dem bigwigs lining up for crooked Fumo.
And that SOB got elected president.
Actually, I think Fumo is less dirty than Fast Eddie.