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Fumo trial: CPA back on stand

Inquirer staff writer Emilie Lounsberry reports:

CPA Steven Kobasa is due back on the stand this morning in the trial of former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo for more testimony about his work on tax returns of Citizens' Alliance for Better Neighborhoods.

Kobasa is being cross-examined by defense attorney Edwin J. Jacobs Jr., who represents Fumo's co-defendant, Ruth Arnao, the former executive director of the nonprofit.

Next up for the prosecution will be Walter D'Alessio, the former chairman of the Independence Seaport Museum board of port wardens.

Fumo is accused of defrauding the museum by getting free trips on two yachts owned by the museum.
The trial, which is now in its ninth week, is proceeding before U.S. District Judge Ronald L. Buckwalter.

Contact staff writer Emilie Lounsberry at 215-854-4828 or at

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