Fumo motion denied
A federal judge yesterday denied a motion by former state Sen. Vincent Fumo for acquittal or a new trial. Fumo was convicted by a federal jury on March 16 of 137 counts of conspiracy, fraud, obstruction of justice and related tax offenses. He is scheduled to be sentenced July 14.
Fumo had contended in court papers that the evidence presented at trial did not show beyond a reasonable doubt that he had engaged in schemes to defraud the state Senate or his South Philadelphia charity Citizens Alliance for Better Neighborhoods.
Man shot in E. Germantown
A 37-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in East Germantown yesterday morning, police said. Derrick Wilson, of 20th and Wingohocking streets, was shot on Locust Avenue near Chew at about 10 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at Albert Einstein Medical Center a half-hour later. Police reported no immediate arrests.
SRC delays overhaul vote
The School Reform Commission yesterday postponed a vote on its overhaul of alternative-education schools that serve former dropouts and students with discipline problems.
Commissioner Johnny Irizarry, who asked to postpone the vote until next week, said that the delay would allow SRC members more time to study all school managers who are applying for a slice of the $47 million worth of alternative-education contracts.
3+ years in child-porn case
A federal prosecutor says a man arrested for possession of child porn two weeks after being placed on probation for another sex offense has "proven that he has no regard for the bounds of the law."
Patrick Bunty, 56, of East Petersburg, Pa., was sentenced yesterday in Philadelphia to three years and 10 months in federal prison for having pornography involving prepubescent girls on his computer on Jan. 27, 2006. He had been sentenced to probation two weeks earlier for a corruption-of-minors conviction involving molestation of a girl.
Bunty was returning from a business trip to England at the time that federal agents found the images at Philadelphia International Airport. He pleaded guilty in November.
Man faces rap in stabbing
A Bulgarian man faces aggravated-assault charges after allegedly stabbing a co-worker in Sea Isle City yesterday morning, police said. Momchil Savev, 24, is accused of slicing Erik Hernandez-Martinez's back during an altercation at about 1:20 a.m on 42nd Street, police said. The victim was treated at the Atlantic City Medical Center.
Man shot to death in Camden
Kurtis Hohney, 31, of Camden, was shot and killed outside the Branch Village Apartments, 9th Street and Ferry Avenue, Camden, shortly before 11 Tuesday night. Tipsters can contact Eric Wren, an investigator with the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, at 856-225-8400, or Camden police Detective Joseph McCray Jr. at 856-757-7420. *