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.
Adam Skweres is accused of crimes that do disgrace to the police bureau he was recruited to serve, using his powers to solicit sexual favors from a number of female victims, threatening some with arrest if they did not comply.
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.
Testimony began today in the trial of 20-year-old Ryan Safka who is charged with vehicular homicide in the deaths of three Upper St. Clair teens two years ago.
At a hearing to determine whether her defense attorney can continue to represent her, Sen. Jane Orie testified that she wants to keep William Costopoulos as her lawyer.
New charges have been filed against State Sen. Jane Orie. District Attorney Stephen Zappala has filed 16 additional counts against her.