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Trial Underway In Orie-Melvin Case

Prosecutors tried to paint a conspiracy among sisters during the first day of the corruption trial for Joan Orie-Melvin and Janine Orie. But the sisters’ lawyers say that is not true.

01/25/2013

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Jury Selection Begins In Orie-Melvin Trial

Jury selection is now underway in the corruption trial for suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie-Melvin and her sister, Janine.

01/23/2013

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Vulakovich Wins Special Election To Replace Orie

A special election was held today to replace former State Sen. Jane Orie.

08/07/2012

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Justice Joan Orie Melvin Ordered To Stand Trial

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.

07/31/2012

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Candidates Tapped To Replace Jane Orie In State Senate

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.

06/18/2012

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Pa. Republicans Nominate Vulakovich For Special Election

The match-up is now set for the special election to fill the seat formerly held by convicted, former State Sen. Jane Orie.

06/16/2012

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Ex Orie Campaign Worker Talks With Marty Griffin

Marty Griffin talks with Louise Bradley, one of Jane Orie’s ex-aides as the former senator spends her first days in prison.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–06/05/2012

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Orie Sentenced To Prison For Corruption Conviction

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.

06/04/2012

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Special Election To Fill Orie’s Senate Seat Set For August

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.

05/25/2012

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State Sen. Orie Resigns Seat Ahead Of Sentencing

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.

05/21/2012

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Prosecutors: Justice Orie Melvin To Face Corruption Charges

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.

05/18/2012

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Calls Begin For State Sen. Jane Orie’s Resignation

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.

03/27/2012

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Bill Green, Cyril Wecht React To Orie Verdict

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.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–03/27/2012

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Orie’s Attorney ‘Disappointed’ With Verdict

State Sen. Jane Orie has been convicted in a public corruption trial that took days to argue and several days to decide.

03/27/2012

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State Sen. Orie’s Constituents React To Verdict

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.

03/27/2012

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