Joan Orie Melvin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former jurors are talking about the mistrial declared in the corruption case of state Sen. Jane Orie.
The jury hearing the corruption trial of state Senator Jane Orie will continue deliberations today.
The jury in the corruption trial of State Sen. Jane Orie will resume deliberations Thursday morning.
Closing arguments began Wednesday morning in the corruption trial of State Sen. Jane Orie and her sister.
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. […]
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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