TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Juror in Melvin trial drops out due to personal obligations

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Related Stories

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, 11:22 a.m.
 

Attorneys on Thursday selected one additional juror to hear the corruption case of suspended Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister and former judicial staffer Janine Orie because a juror selected on Wednesday had a personal obligation.

Twelve jurors and four alternate jurors will begin hearing opening statements in the trial Friday before Common Pleas Judge Lester G. Nauhaus. The trial is expected to last about four weeks.

Melvin, 56, of Marshall, is accused of illegally using her taxpayer-funded Superior Court staff to work on her 2003 and 2009 campaigns for the Supreme Court. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Melvin has been suspended from the high court since May 18. The state Court of Judicial Discipline halted her $195,309 annual salary in August.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers’ Harrison awaits go-ahead from Tomlin before practicing
  2. 4 ejections, benches-clearing scrum mark Pirates’ win over Reds
  3. Slot cornerback Boykin should give Steelers options in secondary
  4. Pittsburgh airport improvements noted as CEO tries to expand activity
  5. Pa. breeding ground for corruption, experts say
  6. Inside the Steelers: Roethlisberger strong in goal-line drills
  7. Zimbabwe alleges Murrysville doctor illegally killed lion
  8. Tax fight brews among Southwest Greensburg business owners, landlords
  9. Developers share their vision for Garden Theater block on North Side
  10. Pirates notebook: Burnett says ‘surgery is not an option’
  11. Steelers notebook: WR Bryant sidelined after minor procedure on right elbow