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John Burkoff on Resentencing of State Senator Vince Fumo

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November 6, 2011

Professor John Burkoff on the resentencing of former State Senator Vince Fumo.  A resentencing has been ordered by an appellate court, and the prosecution has submitted incendiary emails Fumo has sent from a federal prison computer where he is incarcerated.  The emails show Fumo is utterly unrepentant and has vowed to exact revenge against those responsible for his conviction.  According to Professor Burkoff, this will certainly influence the judge.  "How can [the judge] not factor into any new sentence Fumo's apparent total lack of repentance and understanding of the gravity of his offenses? These e-mails are bound to cost the ex-senator greatly."

 

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