No More Delays: Fumo Trial Set to Begin

PHILADELPHIA- Jury selection is to resume in Philadelphia in the federal corruption trial of state Sen. Vincent Fumo.

The selection process was winding down in September when the proceedings were delayed because the judge was ill.

The case later was transferred to another judge and is scheduled to resume on Monday.

Opening statements could get begin as early as Tuesday.

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Fumo is accused of using $3.5 million in funds from the Senate, a maritime museum and a nonprofit to fund a lavish lifestyle and potent political machine. He and former aide Ruth Arnao are charged with obstruction, fraud, tax and conspiracy counts. They have pleaded not guilty.

Fumo announced in March he would not seek re-election because of his legal and health problems.

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