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Friday, February 22, 2013

Courts - "Pa. Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, sister Janine Orie found guilty on almost all counts"

That is the headline to this long story this morning, reported by Adam Brandolph and Bobby Kerlik, in Western Pennsylvania's TribLive. A few quotes:

“This jury, having sat in a court of law, heard the truth about the defendant's conduct and has made it absolutely clear that no one is above the law irrespective of title or status,” said District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr.

His office accused the sisters of conspiring to use Melvin's then-Superior Court employees and the employees of a third sister, former state Sen. Jane Orie, for political work. The former senator is serving 2 1/2 to 10 years in prison on similar charges.

This story, by Paula Reed Ward and Karen Langley of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, looks at the legal details of removal from office.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 22, 2013 09:26 AM
Posted to Courts in general