Fumo to Judge: Let Me Off Early, Judge to Fumo: No Way

Former state Sen. Vincent Fumo leaves the James A. Byrne US Courthouse in Philadelphia for a lunch break, Tuesday May 20, 2014. A federal judge has ordered Fumo, who served four years in prison for fraud, to pay $400,000 in additional restitution. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, David Swanson)

Former state Sen. Vincent Fumo leaves the James A. Byrne US Courthouse in Philadelphia for a lunch break, Tuesday May 20, 2014. A federal judge has ordered Fumo, who served four years in prison for fraud, to pay $400,000 in additional restitution. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, David Swanson)

Like most people who are convicted of breaking federal law, former state senator Vincent J. Fumo received a sentence that included time in federal prison as well as supervised probation after release. And now that Fumo has completed just over one of his three years of probation, he thinks he should be allowed to end it early and be free and clear. Well, a federal judge just said no. Read more »

Philly Woman Sues Angie’s List, Calls Service “Fraudulent,” “Deceptive”

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The whole point of the popular website Angie’s List is that it is supposed to provide ratings and reviews of contractors, mechanics, dentists and the like based purely on customer experience, referring to itself in the company membership agreement as a “passive conduit.” But according to one Philadelphia woman, Angie’s List is anything but. Read more »

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