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Lawyers For Orie Melvin In Court To Review Pre-Trial Issues

Attorneys for suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister Janine Orie were in court Friday morning to review a number of pre-trial issues in their corruption trial.


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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.


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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.


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Jane Orie, Janine Orie To Have Separate Trials

Jane Orie and her sister, Janine, were tried together in the corruption trial that ended in mistrial last year. What caused the mistrial was a document presented by the defense that the prosecution says was forged.


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Judge Gives Sen. Orie’s Brother Benefit Of Doubt

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.


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New Trial Date Set For Sen. Orie

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.


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Former Jurors Weigh In After Orie Mistrial

Former jurors are talking about the mistrial declared in the corruption case of state Sen. Jane Orie.


When Judge Jeffrey Manning saw the documents purportedly signed by state Sen. Orie's former Chief of Staff Jamie Pavlot, he told the court: "Ray Charles could see that these documents were fraudulently composed." (Photo: Harold Hayes/KDKA)

Judge Declares Mistrial In Orie Case

The jury hearing the corruption trial of state Senator Jane Orie will continue deliberations today.


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Jury Goes Home In Orie Trial, Deliberations To Resume

The jury in the corruption trial of State Sen. Jane Orie will resume deliberations Thursday morning.


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Closing Arguments Presented In Orie Trial

Closing arguments began Wednesday morning in the corruption trial of State Sen. Jane Orie and her sister.


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State Sen. Orie Takes Stand In Corruption Trial

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – State Sen. Jane Orie took the stand in her corruption trial on Monday. Prosecutors say she and her sister, Janine, illegally used the senator’s staff for campaign work. That is something Sen. […]


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Testimony Continues In Sen. Orie Trial

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –- State Sen. Jane Orie’s trial continued in downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday. Star witness Jamie Pavlot, the senator’s former chief of staff, testified that she removed campaign files from the legislative office shortly after […]


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Court Hears Key Testimony In Orie Trial

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — A key witness testified at the corruption trial of State Sen. Jane Orie on Friday. Jennifer Knapp-Rioja is the legislative intern who launched the investigation. KDKA’s Harold Hayes reports that Knapp Rioja […]


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Testimony Continues On Day 2 Of Orie Trial

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The corruption trial of State Sen. Jane Orie continues today with more testimony. The proceedings started Thursday after being delayed in the morning when two jurors were excused from duty. Opening statements […]


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Testimony Begins In State Sen. Orie Trial

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Testimony started in the ethics trial of State Senator Jane Orie and her sister Janine. The trial was set to begin this morning, but was delayed when two jurors were excused from […]