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Taxes Go Up When States Have Higher Public Corruption

Public corruption is no stranger to this state, whether it’s Republicans like former Pennsylvania Sen. Jane Orie and House Speaker John Perzel or Democrats like former Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Veon and House Speaker Bill DeWeese.

06/11/2014

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Former Pa. Sen. Jane Orie To Be Released From State Prison

Jane Orie’s attorney says the former state senator will be released from state prison on Sunday, barely 20 months after she began serving a two-and-a-half to 10-year sentence.

02/06/2014

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Chief Justice Castille Dicusses Same-Sex Marriage & Corruption

Chief Justice Ron Castille recently talked about a range of issues, including one that he is sure will be coming before his court – same-sex marriage

10/23/2013

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Former Turnpike CEO To Learn Fate In Corruption Case

A judge is about to make a decision about which charges, if any, will be held for trial in a Pennsylvania Turnpike corruption case.

07/16/2013

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Decision Nears In Former Turnpike CEO Corruption Case

We should know by tomorrow who among the former leadership of the Turnpike Commission charged in this scandal will go to trial, and who, if any, will not.

07/15/2013

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Mayor’s Former Bodyguard Prepares To Testify Before Grand Jury

Lawyers for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s former bodyguard spent the day preparing for his testimony Tuesday, before a grand jury.

06/17/2013

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Former East Washington Police Chief Sentenced To 11 Years

The former East Washington Police Chief was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday on corruption charges.

06/14/2013

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Former U.S. Attorney Weighs In Harper Indictment

Posh restaurants like The Capital Grille are just some of the places where investigators say former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper spent more than $30,000 of taxpayer money.

03/23/2013

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Harper Indicted On Public Corruption, Failure To Pay Taxes

Former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper has been indicted by a federal grand jury on five counts of public corruption.

03/22/2013

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Allegheny County: Reform Needed At Shuman Juvenile Detention Center

The mission of the Shuman Center is to rehabilitate troubled youth; but after a seven-month investigation, Allegheny County has concluded that it is center itself that is need of reform.

03/14/2013

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Mayor Denies Misusing Funds, City Controller Requests Records

An ex-bodyguard for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl is saying the mayor knew about the alleged slush fund that is the focus of an investigation revolving around misuse of funds.

02/22/2013

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Pittsburgh Police Chief Under More Scrutiny

Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper is coming under more scrutiny after an outside business interest is questioned.

02/07/2013

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Prosecutors: Taxpayers Cheated Over $30K By Orie Melvin Campaigns

The corruption trial for suspended State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin resumed Thursday morning.

02/07/2013

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Testimony Resumes In Orie Melvin Corruption Trial

The corruption trial of Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister, Janine Orie continues Tuesday.

01/29/2013

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Testimony Continues in Orie Melvin Trial

The corruption trial of suspended State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister Janine Orie continued Monday.

KDKA-TV–01/28/2013

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