IRS: Former Pa. state Sen. Fumo owes nearly $3 million
PHILADELPHIA — The federal government says imprisoned former Pennsylvania state Sen. Vincent Fumo needs to pay nearly $3 million in back taxes and fines.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Internal Revenue Service filed liens against five properties last month. That includes Fumo's 33-room mansion in Philadelphia, three adjoining properties in south Philadelphia and a 99-acre farm near Harrisburg.
The IRS says it appears Fumo is trying to hide assets.
The once powerful Democratic lawmaker is serving a five-year sentence after being convicted in 2009 of defrauding the Senate, a neighborhood nonprofit and a seaport museum. He turns 70 next month and is recovering from heart surgery in January.
Fumo's son declined comment to the newspaper Friday. He deferred to Fumo's tax lawyer, who did not return calls from the newspaper.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- LaBar: Is Brock Lesnar leaving WWE again?
- Power play shines in Penguins’ home victory over Blue Jackets
- Rossi: Fitting in will be Kang’s biggest hurdle
- Shale drilling boom a bust for some Western Pennsylvania towns
- Penguins notebook: Pouliot dazzles in victory over Blue Jackets
- Teacher conduct under spotlight in Pennsylvania
- Pirates starting pitcher Worley is in right place, right time with team
- PIAA basketball playoff brackets set
- Time to celebrate
- Sales, income taxes increases expected in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget
- Icy roads causing multiple accidents Sunday evening