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