The sentence of former Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent J. Fumo was before the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals this week.
Fumo, who was given a sentence of 55 months in prison on corruption charges, faced a 45-minute hearing before the U.S. Court of Appeals where the court reviewed his sentencing on 137 corruption and fraud charges. The review comes after prosecutors in the case appealed the sentence, saying that his crimes warranted a minimum sentence of 21 years, writes The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The prosecutors argued that U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter erred in his calculation of the sentence. The Court of Appeals seems to agree, writes The Philadelphia Inquirer.