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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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Court Denies Ex-Sen. Jane Orie’s Corruption Appeal

A three-judge state Superior Court panel has rejected former state Sen. Jane Orie’s appeal of her conviction and subsequent prison sentence for campaign corruption and with introducing forged evidence, which resulted in a mistrial before her eventual conviction.

03/06/2014

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Ex-State Sen. Jane Orie Released From Prison

Former Republican state Sen. Jane Orie, who was convicted of using her legislative staff for her sister’s campaign for state Supreme Court judge, has been released from prison after serving less than two years.

02/09/2014

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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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Judge Accuses Orie Melvin’s Defense Of Not Following Rules At Probation Violation Hearing

Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin will face a probation violation hearing Tuesday afternoon.

10/15/2013

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Orie Melvin Sentenced To 3 Years House Arrest

Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is expected to be sentenced Tuesday after being found guilty in a corruption trial earlier this year.

05/07/2013

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House Judiciary Committee Leader Begins Impeachment Process Against Justice Melvin

She may be a felon convicted on six counts of public corruption, but Justice Joan Orie Melvin is still a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — for now.

02/22/2013

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Orie Melvin, Sister Found Guilty In Corruption Trial

The jury has found suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister, Janine Orie guilty on all but one count in a campaign corruption trial.

02/21/2013

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Jury Deliberations Resume In Orie Melvin Trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury has resumed its deliberations in the campaign corruption trial of suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister, Janine Orie.

02/19/2013

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Jury Begins Deliberations In Orie Melvin Trial

Closing arguments have started as the Joan Orie Melvin corruption trial wraps up Friday.

02/15/2013

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Defense Rests In Orie Melvin Trial, Closing Arguments Set For Friday

The defense has rested without calling either defendant to the stand in the corruption trial of suspended State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister Janine Orie.

02/13/2013

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Former Congresswoman Melissa Hart In Accident

Former Republican Congresswoman Melissa Hart is recovering after she was injured in a serious accident in Butler County.

02/08/2013

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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.

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