Friday, June 02, 2006

To Be Or Not To Be

The feds are making a move against state Sen. Vincent Fumo.

In dawn raids on Wednesday, the FBI arrested two lowly computer techies employed by the senator and charged them with obstruction of justice.

Their alleged crime: systematically wiping out all emails and other material from Fumo and Fumo staff computers whilst the feds were seeking said material and emails from the computers.

Obviously, the feds want to squeeze these two defendants to see if they can flip them and get them to testify against their boss.

See The Inquirer's package of stories for details.

As a result of the file purging, very few Fumo emails got into the hands of the FBI, but there is one included in the federal documents released as part of the indictment. It is rant to an unnamed aid.

According to the fed document, Fumo wanted to know details of what the feds were asking one of the company's involved in the investigation, but the company's lawyers were refusing to divulge anything, citing attorney-client privilege.

When the aid emails Fumo that the company's attorney probably won't tell him anything, Fumo responds with a rant that, to me, reads like free-form poetry. Here is my parsing of the Fumo email, including original spelling and capitalization. Warning: It contains explicit language.

Vincent's Soliloquy

FRIENDS are supposed
to help FRIENDS!!!
Not give them that kind of
NO ONE is ever going to tell
the fucking client
But if that is the way
they want to be
to a freind then
fuck them.

Ask anyway,
so that we will know
if we have
a future friend
or an enemy
in your current friend!!!
There is no middle ground
in this one!!
You know how serious
and almost
life threatening
this is.

So let them know that
and if they still want to
fuck us
or stand by and watch
as we get fucked
then so be it.

We will nevver forget.
One way or the other.
And right now
they owe us big time!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't it feel good to share colorful words that the newspaper wouldn't let you print?

ps. Looks like Fumo never won a spelling bee.

11:04 AM  
Blogger NE Suburbanite said...

While I have no qualms about the FBI going after PA State Senator Vince Fumo for any possible wrongdoing, it does seem to be very partisan of the FBI to be going after him while PA House Speaker John Perzel is totally in the clear. For at least Fumo, unlike Perzel, gave his illegal pay increase money back. Perzel on the other hand decided to be a total creep when it came to this. And of course with Perzel that's just the tip of the iceberg.

2:40 AM  
Anonymous GettysBLOG said...

It's not about the pay raise.

This business with Fumo is far worse.

The email almost is an admission of guilt...almost.

Imagine what was in the erased ones.

10:34 AM  
Blogger PuckPan said...

What a gross lowlife.

The Democrats in Philadelphia have a machine - and machine poitics is corrupt and dirty. Hang him.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous polician_mynameCorruption_mygame said...

he's goin' dooooown! (& apparently kicking & screaming too)

3:26 PM  

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