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From the days of the ABSCAM scandal of the late 1970s to the conviction of the city’s most powerful and longest serving congressman Chaka Fattah, Philadelphia politics has been no stranger to corruption.
Fattah was convicted last June in a federal racketeering and bribery case. Chaka Fattah was found guilty on all charges in his federal corruption trial on June 21, 2016.
He served 11 terms in congress and is now serving 10 years in prison.
Former Pennsylvania state senator Vincent Fumo was told to pay up again after his 2009 political corruption conviction.
For decades, Vince Fumo reigned among local Democrats in the state legislature. In 2009, he was convicted on federal corruption charges and served about two years of a five years sentence.
And from the halls of city council, there were two notable cases.