Privately, Republican leaders are weighing whether to ask the Republican senator to step down.
Just hours after State Sen. Jane Orie’s arrest Monday night on 16 counts of forgery, perjury and tampering or fabricating evidence, her attorney William Costopoulos questioned District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s motives.
State Senator Jane Orie, R-McCandless, turned herself in at City Court Monday night. She was with family members. Her brother Jack says she was crying, shocked and ready to take on these charges.
New charges have been filed against State Sen. Jane Orie. District Attorney Stephen Zappala has filed 16 additional counts against her.
It’s a forgery — that’s what the U.S. Secret Service calls three documents admitted in evidence at the criminal trial of State Senator Jane Orie last February.
Critical information in the corruption case against State Sen. Jane Orie is now in the hands of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office.
The Pennsylvania Superior Court has rejected State Sen. Jane Orie’s effort to put off her retrial on corruption charges.
Judge Jeffrey Manning has delayed the retrial of State Sen. Jane Orie until Superior Court responds to Orie’s latest appeal.
Senator Orie has a second corruption case scheduled for next month, but her attorney is pleading for it to be thrown out due to double jeopardy.
The brother of State Sen. Jane Orie walked out of court a free man after Judge Jeffrey Manning said he’d give him the benefit of the doubt on his contempt of court charge.
The legal battle is now underway over what happens next in the Orie case. The KDKA Investigators have learned that federal investigators will now be used to determine who may have produced the alleged fraudulent documents introduced as evidence in the state senator’s trial, which led to a mistrial.
A new trial date has been set for State Sen. Jane Orie. Shortly before noon, Judge Jeffrey Manning set the new trial date for April 11.
Former jurors are talking about the mistrial declared in the corruption case of state Sen. Jane Orie.
The jury hearing the corruption trial of state Senator Jane Orie will continue deliberations today.
The jury in the corruption trial of State Sen. Jane Orie will resume deliberations Thursday morning.