Joan Orie Melvin

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Testimony Continues in Orie Melvin Trial

The corruption trial of suspended State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister Janine Orie continued Monday.

KDKA-TV–01/28/2013

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Trial Underway In Orie-Melvin Case

Prosecutors tried to paint a conspiracy among sisters during the first day of the corruption trial for Joan Orie-Melvin and Janine Orie. But the sisters’ lawyers say that is not true.

01/25/2013

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Jury Selection Begins In Orie-Melvin Trial

Jury selection is now underway in the corruption trial for suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie-Melvin and her sister, Janine.

01/23/2013

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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.

09/14/2012

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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.

07/31/2012

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Ex-Employees Testifiy At Judge Orie Melvin’s Preliminary Hearing

State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s preliminary hearing on nine criminal counts began Monday in Pittsburgh. Melvin is charged with using state-paid staff to run for election to the state Supreme Court.

07/30/2012

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State Sen. Orie Resigns Seat Ahead Of Sentencing

After being convicted of using her taxpayer funded staff for political work, State Sen. Jane Orie resigned her seat today. She has served as an elected official from the North Hills since 1996, but now Orie is out of office.

05/21/2012

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State Supreme Court Orders Orie Melvin Out Of Office

It didn’t take long for the locks to be changed at the office suite of PA Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin in the Grant Building on Friday. An unusual court order from her colleagues on the high court ordered her out of the office.

05/18/2012

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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.

05/18/2012

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More People Calling For Orie Melvin To Temporarily Stop Hearing Cases

Reports that State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has been called before an investigating grand jury have led some to ask her to step aside from the high court. Now, another group joined the chorus.

01/18/2012

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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.

03/11/2011

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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.

03/03/2011

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.

03/03/2011

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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.

03/02/2011

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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.

03/02/2011

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