Joan Orie Melvin
A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice has finally mailed apology letters to every other judge in the state as part of her criminal sentence for using her state-paid staff to run her political campaigns.
Judge Lester Nauhaus has ordered former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin to return to house arrest.
The resignation of state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery won’t come cheap to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania.
Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has dropped her appeal of her campaign corruption conviction and has submitted drafts of apology letters she is ordered to send to other state judges and former staffers while serving her house arrest sentence.
A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption was spared on Thursday the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs.
The house arrest sentence for former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has been dropped, but could mean she’ll see jail time.
Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin will face a probation violation hearing Tuesday afternoon.
Attorneys for Joan Orie Melvin accused prosecutors of launching a “venomous personal attack” on the former Supreme Court justice because they believe she should have been sent to prison in the wake of her campaign corruption conviction.
Judge Lester Nauhaus has re-sentenced former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin to three consecutive one-year terms of house arrest “out of an abundance of caution,” fearing that his original three-year sentence may not have been technically correct.
Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is expected to be sentenced Tuesday after being found guilty in a corruption trial earlier this year.
The impact of the conviction and resignation of former Justice Joan Orie Melvin is already being felt with a stalled decision on a matter of vital importance.
She may be a felon convicted on six counts of public corruption, but Justice Joan Orie Melvin is still a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court — for now.
The jury has found suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister, Janine Orie guilty on all but one count in a campaign corruption trial.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury has resumed its deliberations in the campaign corruption trial of suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister, Janine Orie.
Closing arguments have started as the Joan Orie Melvin corruption trial wraps up Friday.