Former state Senator Fumo released from prison

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 7, 2013 5:57 AM

(Philadelphia) -- Former Democratic state Senator Vincent Fumo is back in Philadelphia after serving four years in prison for fraud. 

The 70-year-old Fumo checked in at a half-way house yesterday and returned with his fiancee to his mansion in the city's Spring Garden section last night.

He had been incarcerated in Kentucky since his 2009 conviction for stealing $4.2 million from the state, a museum and a neighborhood improvement group.

Fumo's home was decorated with yellow ribbons and happy-face balloons.

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

His legal troubles aren't over, though.

The IRS is seeking millions, and federal prosecutors want him to pay another $800,000 in restitution, above the $3.5 million he's already paid.

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