Joan Orie Melvin
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.
The defense has rested without calling either defendant to the stand in the corruption trial of suspended State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister Janine Orie.
The corruption trial for suspended State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin resumed Thursday morning.
Suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s former law clerk took the stand Friday to accuse the justice of directing political campaign work by her state-funded staff, when Melvin was still a Superior Court judge.
The corruption trial of Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister, Janine Orie continues Tuesday.