Orie Trial Set For February

The corruption trial of State Sen. Jane Orie is now set for February 13th after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court rejected her appeal of double jeopardy.  She also waived a preliminary hearing of forgery and perjury charges emanating from her original trial which was halted during deliberations.  Orie’s defense presented altered documents designed to impeach the testimony of her former chief of staff’s testimony the Senator had used her state offices, staffers and resources for campaigns.  Allegations she ran the State Supreme Court campaign for her sister Justice Joan Orie Melvin on the public dime now have her in the dock.  The new trial was set for Monday but the charges are being consolidated into one trial and it will commence in February.

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