Jury selection is now underway in the corruption trial for suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie-Melvin and her sister, Janine.
A special election was held today to replace former State Sen. Jane Orie.
Suspended State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin will stand trial for using her tax-paid staff to campaign for her seat on the court. District Judge James Hanley made that decision late Tuesday after hearing more testimony from witnesses.
Over the weekend, local Republican leaders picked their candidate to replace former state senator and convicted felon Jane Orie. His name is Randy Vulakovich, a state representative from Shaler.
The match-up is now set for the special election to fill the seat formerly held by convicted, former State Sen. Jane Orie.
Marty Griffin talks with Louise Bradley, one of Jane Orie’s ex-aides as the former senator spends her first days in prison.
Former State Sen. Jane Orie was sentenced to two-and-half to 10 years in prison after being convicted in a corruption trial in March.
The date for the special election to fill the State Senate seat left opening following the resignation of former State Sen. Jane Orie has now been set.
After being convicted of using her taxpayer funded staff for political work, State Sen. Jane Orie resigned her seat today. She has served as an elected official from the North Hills since 1996, but now Orie is out of office.
Prosecutors say State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin will face corruption charges related to the alleged use of her court staff for campaign work.
The conviction of State Senator Jane Orie on 14 counts of theft, conspiracy, conflict of interest, forgery, and evidence tampering brought sympathy from some Republican leaders.
KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio1020 KDKA by Political expert Bill Green and Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht. The topic – Jane Orie and the verdict that was given yesterday.
State Sen. Jane Orie has been convicted in a public corruption trial that took days to argue and several days to decide.
In the district represented by State Sen. Jane Orie, people had mixed reactions to her conviction on 14 counts, including theft of services, conflict of interest, forgery and criminal conspiracy.
The jury has reached a verdict in the corruption trial of State Sen. Jane Orie. Jurors have found State Sen. Jane Orie guilty on two counts of theft of services and guilty of conspiracy, guilty of forgery and not guilty of perjury.