Thursday, February 21, 2013
Orie Melvin Guilty!
Jury finds Orie Melvin guilty on all but one count A jury found suspended Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin guilty on all but one counts today. Her sister, Janine Orie, was found guilty on all counts. The sisters are charged with misapplication of government funds, theft of services and conspiracy for allegedly using the justice's former Superior Court staff and the legislative staff of a third sister, former state Sen. Jane Orie, to run campaigns for the Supreme Court in 2003 and 2009. The jury was hung on one count of official oppression against Joan Orie Melvin. Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/politics-state/jury-deliberating-orie-melvin-public-corruption-case-close-to-verdict-676334/#ixzz2LYpnD1MC