Judge refuses to delay Orie sentencing
By Bobby Kerlik
Published: Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 5:40 p.m.
Updated: Wednesday, May 9, 2012
An Allegheny County judge today denied a request from state Sen. Jane Orie to delay her upcoming sentencing for two months, the same day the state Supreme Court temporarily suspended Orie from the bar. Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey A. Manning stuck to the May 21 sentencing date even though Orie said she would resign from office on or before the May date. Orie's attorney, William Costopoulos, did not return a call for comment. The senator could not be reached for comment. Costopoulos last week filed a motion seeking a delay in the sentencing for 60 days "to give the defense additional time to prepare" and collect witnesses. Orie, 50, of McCandless, has been on personal leave from the Senate since her March 26 conviction on using her state-paid staff to do political work for her benefit. Convicted legislators are not required to resign until they are sentenced. An Allegheny County jury convicted Orie of 14 of 24 criminal charges, including five felonies. Manning ordered that Orie be put on home detention with electronic monitoring pending sentencing. Orie also was found guilty of forgery for introducing documents with faked signatures as evidence during her first trial. That trial ended in a mistrial in March 2011.There are currently no comments for this story.
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