KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek was joined on NewsRadio1020 KDKA by William “Bill” Costopoulos, a criminal defense attorney.
The conviction of State Senator Jane Orie on 14 counts of theft, conspiracy, conflict of interest, forgery, and evidence tampering brought sympathy from some Republican leaders.
The jury began deliberations in the re-trial State Sen. Jane Orie following closing arguments, which got underway this morning.
Convicted of five felony counts, PA Rep. Bill DeWeese has filed petitions to run for another two-year term in the state House of Representatives.
The fate of Pennsylvania Representative Bill DeWeese is now in the hands of a jury of seven women and five men.
At a hearing to determine whether her defense attorney can continue to represent her, Sen. Jane Orie testified that she wants to keep William Costopoulos as her lawyer.
Just hours after State Sen. Jane Orie’s arrest Monday night on 16 counts of forgery, perjury and tampering or fabricating evidence, her attorney William Costopoulos questioned District Attorney Stephen Zappala’s motives.
The legal battle is now underway over what happens next in the Orie case. The KDKA Investigators have learned that federal investigators will now be used to determine who may have produced the alleged fraudulent documents introduced as evidence in the state senator’s trial, which led to a mistrial.
Closing arguments began Wednesday morning in the corruption trial of State Sen. Jane Orie and her sister.