A three-judge state Superior Court panel has rejected former state Sen. Jane Orie’s appeal of her conviction and subsequent prison sentence for campaign corruption and with introducing forged evidence, which resulted in a mistrial before her eventual conviction.
Former Republican state Sen. Jane Orie, who was convicted of using her legislative staff for her sister’s campaign for state Supreme Court judge, has been released from prison after serving less than two years.
Jane Orie’s attorney says the former state senator will be released from state prison on Sunday, barely 20 months after she began serving a two-and-a-half to 10-year sentence.
A man who showed up at his workplace with an AK-47 will avoid spending time in a state prison.
A jury is set to hear legal instructions from a judge before they begin deliberating the fate of a fired Pittsburgh state prison guard charged with physically and sexually abusing inmates because they were gay or convicted child molesters.