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Convicted Pa. ex-politican throws party

A former power broker in the Pennsylvania Legislature who's scheduled to start a prison sentence at the end of the month decided to have one last big night out.
/ Source: PhillyBurbs.com

A former power broker in the Pennsylvania Legislature who's scheduled to start a prison sentence at the end of the month decided to have one last big night out.Vincent Fumo invited hundreds of people to a party Wednesday night celebrating his engagement to Carolyn Zinni. The Philadelphia Democrat was convicted this year of defrauding the state senate, a South Philadelphia nonprofit and a seaport museum of millions of dollars.Philadelphia City Councilman Frank DiCicco says he showed up for the party because Fumo is a longtime friend and he doesn't abandon friends when they're in trouble.Fumo has been ordered to report to prison by Aug. 31. He filed court papers Monday asking to remain free on bail while he appeals his conviction.