PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Judge Lester Nauhaus has ordered former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin to return to house arrest.
He has restricted her to her home, except for church services on Sunday and services on Holy Days of Obligation.
The judge held the hearing after determining that her letters of apology were not adequate.
“This is not an apology,” said the judge. “It is unsatisfactory. In the future those letters will come through me. I will approve or disapprove.”
The judge also found unacceptable that the letters were addressed to “To Whom It May Concern” and appeared to be mass produced and generic.
His original sentence requiring apology letters was rescinded through various appeal processes. Her house arrest order was also suspended until today.
The judge did not think her first attempts at apology were adequate either.
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