2016 Pa. Political Scene Rocked By Scandal Surrounding AG KaneEarlier this year, Kane survived removal from office through a rarely used process called Senate Address.
Ex-State Lawmaker Veon Granted New Trial In Corruption CaseA former high-ranking Democrat in the Pennsylvania House is being given a new trial on allegations he misused a nonprofit for his own benefit in a ruling that called the conviction a "criminalization of politics."
Ex-Police Chief Says He’s Found God, Seeking Reduced Sentence For ExtortionA former southwestern Pennsylvania police chief serving more than 11 years behind bars for extortion wants a federal judge to reduce his sentence to less than seven years because he's tried to turn his life around and found God.
Orie Melvin Drops Appeal, Hopes To Serve Sentence SoonFormer Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has dropped her appeal of her campaign corruption conviction and has submitted drafts of apology letters she is ordered to send to other state judges and former staffers while serving her house arrest sentence.
Appeals Court Upholds Orie Melvin’s Conviction, Alters Terms Of ApologyA former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption was spared on Thursday the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs.
Taxes Go Up When States Have Higher Public CorruptionPublic 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.
Former Pa. Sen. Jane Orie To Be Released From State PrisonJane 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.
Chief Justice Castille Dicusses Same-Sex Marriage & CorruptionChief 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
Former Turnpike CEO To Learn Fate In Corruption CaseA judge is about to make a decision about which charges, if any, will be held for trial in a Pennsylvania Turnpike corruption case.
Decision Nears In Former Turnpike CEO Corruption CaseWe 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.
Mayor's Former Bodyguard Prepares To Testify Before Grand JuryLawyers for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s former bodyguard spent the day preparing for his testimony Tuesday, before a grand jury.
Former East Washington Police Chief Sentenced To 11 YearsThe former East Washington Police Chief was sentenced to 11 years in prison Friday on corruption charges.