Joan Orie Melvin

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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State Sen. Orie Takes Stand In Corruption Trial

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. […]

02/28/2011

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Court Hears Key Testimony In Orie Trial

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 […]

02/18/2011

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