Sen. Orie Trial To Begin Thursday

By: Harold Hayes

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Late Wednesday afternoon, Judge Jeffrey Manning issued a ruling that sets restrictions on the testimony of Pennsylvania Ethics Commission Director John Contino in the corruption trial of State Senator Jane Orie and her sister Janine.

The prosecution wants him to testify to support their contention that legislators such as Sen. Orie knew or should have known that various conduct was not ethical.

The judge ruled that Contino may not offer his opinion on what activity would constitute a violation of that law, but may testify about other matters relative to the Ethics Act.

Also, a juror chosen on Tuesday has reported a member of their family may know defense attorney James DePasquale, who represents Janine Orie. A determination will be made Thursday whether that juror will have to be replaced or whether they can remain on the panel.

Also, the judge announced testimony will be heard Saturday in this case.

The trial will begin Thursday.

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  1. JAUN says:

    SO THE FACT THAT SHE WAS GIVEN AN ETHICS REPORT ABOUT PERMISSIBLE CONDUCT AND DIDNT FOLLOW THE RULES IS NOT RELEVANT..RULES ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE.

  2. Black Cat says:

    As I have stated before: This prosecsecution stems from Orie’s opposition to state-sponsored gambling…and we all know what family supports it.
    Speaking of ugly Uncle Cracker….I think it is going to get UGLY for Stevie Boy!

    1. ROLLINGROCKBOB says:

      BLACK CAT, IF GAMBLING WAS THE CAUSE OF THIS WHY IS SHE THE ONLY ONE BEING PROSECUTED?

      1. GrammarPolice says:

        Why are you typing in all caps?

      2. Black Cat says:

        He is posting is all caps because apparently he does not know that is a no-no—it is called “yelling”.

  3. Say Nice Things says:

    Why is it that a woman’s looks always have to brought up? Most of the male Senators are not much to look at, but you don’t hear women saying anything like that about them . Have some respect. Sen. Orie has done so much for senior citizens, not only in her district, but state wide. She is watching out for all of us young and old alike. What a waste of tax money to put her on trial. Unbelievable!

    1. FixPGH says:

      Isn’t she being put on trial for doing something illegal? Why would you want to defend that?

      Oh, and yeah, her face looks like it got a lift and she has kind of an evil eye look. Sorry, true.

  4. RSQ says:

    looks like bride of CHUCKIE put her in the same cell as VEION these people think they are above everyone her brother also seems a liyyle OFF

  5. THE COMMIE CRUSHER says:

    STEVIE BOY HAS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT AND JANE IS DEFINITLY
    UGLY.
    BYE BYE JANE YOU UGLY, EMPLOYEE ABUSING,POWER MAD, LITTLE TROLL.
    MIKE’S WAITING FOR A CELLMATE.

  6. Susan Sarandon says:

    warm up the gas chamber

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