Former state Sen. Fumo hospitalized, biographer says

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Former state Sen. Vincent Fumo’s biographer says the convicted lawmaker has been taken to a Philadelphia hospital for internal bleeding, possibly related to a biopsy Fumo recently had to determine whether he has prostate cancer.

The biographer, former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Ralph Cipriano, said he spoke with Fumo while he was being taken to Hahnemann University Hospital on Monday. Cipriano says Fumo told him he was bleeding, felt dizzy and might need a transfusion.

A hospital spokeswoman, Chrissy Driadon tells The Associated Press Fumo remains in fair condition tonight.

The 70-year-old former lawmaker served four years in federal prison in Kentucky for a public corruption conviction. Fumo, a Democrat who served as the former chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, was convicted of 139 counts of conspiracy and defrauding the Senate and two nonprofits of several million dollars.

He returned to the Philadelphia area in August to finish his sentence on house arrest at his Philadelphia mansion. Fumo’s sentence runs through February.

 


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