Ex-Fumo Treasurer Barred From Offering Theft Defense

Law360, Philadelphia (October 28, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state judge said Wednesday that a refusal to cooperate with discovery barred a former campaign treasurer for Vince Fumo, the ex-state senator convicted on federal corruption charges, from presenting a defense in a case alleging that he misappropriated funds.

Court of Common Pleas Judge Jacqueline Allen agreed that Dominic Cosenza's repeated failure to appear for depositions or participate in discovery warranted an order preventing Cosenza from offering any evidence or defense against claims that he participated in a scheme to misappropriate some $500,000 in...
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