2009-08-06 / Local & State

Convicted Pa. Ex-Senator Loses State Pension

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania state senator about to serve more than four years in federal prison for corruption charges has lost his legislative pension.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Friday that Vincent Fumo was notified this week that he was losing his pension due to his July 14 sentencing. The newspaper cited information obtained through Pennsylvania's open-records law. Fumo's pension from the State Employees' Retirement System had been $100,500 a year. The Philadelphia Democrat began collecting on it when he retired from the Senate in December.

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