New Trial Date Set For Sen. Orie

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new trial date has been set for State Sen. Jane Orie.

Shortly before noon, Judge Jeffrey Manning set the new trial date for April 11.

However, Sen. Orie’s defense attorney said he will file motions to stop that new trial based on double jeopardy.

Orie’s case ended in a mistrial Thursday afternoon.

Judge Manning declared the mistrial after the prosecution accused the defense of submitting forged evidence.

Sen. Orie’s defense called the charges outrageous. However, a handwriting expert determined signatures had been copied and pasted onto documents.

Judge Manning called the alleged forgery deceitful, dishonest, despicable and a crime.

Sen. Orie and her sister, Janine, are accused of illegally using the senator’s office for campaign work.

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  1. Leige Lindsay says:

    Dishonest? Thats nothing new, they all lie , steal and smoke dope…from our Mr President’e ….down…

    1. michelle says:

      I believe Orie is not guilty and the haters want to mess up their life.

  2. Dave says:

    Test post.

  3. Oreo with Double Stuff says:

    Manning is on the take. This broad would be done if not for the mistrial. Now she has a second chance, and the possibilty of dismissal based upon double jeopardy, to walk. Unbelievable. Why would the prosecution open their mouths to bring this to light when she was about to be sent to jail. More idiots.

    1. The Omnipotent One says:

      Double jeopardy applies only AFTER a verdict.

      There was no verdict, hence double jeopardy does NOT apply.

  4. Dave says:

    Why is it double jeopardy when HER team, the defense, caused the forgery?

  5. sick of OREIOREIORIE says:

    Newsflash .. orie will get trial notice in mail .. Newsflash .. orie will go to trial .. newsflash .. orie does go to trial .. news flash .. thats ories car .. newsflash ..orie orie orie !!. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF ORIE USES THE BATHROOM .. Please say nothing about BlackPanthers getting nothing for standing outside the poleing booths! .. dont cover anything but ORIE’s EVERY MOVEMENT in this nothing trial !.. Please dont cover Ed rendell taking 40,000 and Hillary taking 800,000 from the Chinese government !! .. JUST STICK TO ORIE ORIE ORIE ..
    Give it a rest !!!! already

  6. Jeff says:

    I agree with Dave, her team caused the mistrial and they claim double jeopardy. Too bad Jane will have to wait for that prison barber to fix that hair.

  7. Tired of People with No Common Sense says:

    Testing.

  8. JAUN says:

    IF THE ORIES HAD ANY INTEGRITY THEY WOULD RESIGN AND APOLOGIZE TO THE PEOPLE OF THEIR DISTRICT. BUT BEING THE CAREER POLITICIANS THAT THEY ARE NO CHANCE OF THAT.I SAY IT ALL OF THE TIME BUT TERM LIMITS ONE TERM AND YOUR OUT.NO MORE LAIRS, THEIFS AND CROOKS, THEY ONLY SHOW UP IN THEIR SECOND TERM OR LONGER.NIP IT IN THE BUD. 1 TERM THATS IT,

  9. Bob says:

    What a waste of taxpayer money, just like the Wecht Case. We shouldn’t believe that Judges and lawyers sleep together?. This is our Justice System??

  10. MarK T says:

    Why would a new trial be considered double jeopardy? her own lawyers were the cause for the mistrial. She was never acquitted of anything. Sounds like a scam to me. If a new trial isn’t granted, you can bet the fix is in.

  11. Can't Stand it says:

    She should have to pay for the cost of the re-trial

  12. Larry says:

    Not being an attorney…so don’t shoot me for asking a question…but isn’t DOUBLE JEOPARDY when you have been tried and found NOT GUILTY…and the PROSECTORS attempt to TRY you AGAIN? So if no verdict was handed down…how can this be DOUBLE JEOPARDY? I would think yhat the ladies’ attorney would KNOW that…or maybe he thinks maybe the JUDGE doesn’t know that. By the way JAUN..”.lairs, theifs, and crooks”? One out of three ain’t too good…(1 out of four if your name is supposed to be JUAN) If I may ask…what college you go to?

  13. Janie gonna make license plates says:

    “…the forgery deceitful, dishonest, despicable and a crime.”

    That about sums up the Ories.

  14. Jane's new hairdresser says:

    Costopoulos accused the district attorney’s office of intentionally seeking a mistrial because of an imminent acquittal.

    Kate J. Westermann, 59, of Penn Hills said she had not formed an opinion about the Ories’ guilt or innocence. “We never discussed anything, and there was so much information for us to digest. So we just wanted to take some time to start talking about the case and the impressions that each of us formed.”

    How can there be an imminent acquittal Mr Costopoulos?

    Costopoulos is a baffoon and so are the Ories.

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