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Joan Orie Melvin appeals conviction

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Monday, May 20, 2013, 9:24 p.m.
 

Former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin on Monday filed an appeal of her conviction on public corruption charges in the state Superior Court.

Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Lester G. Nauhaus last week sentenced Melvin, 57, of Marshall to serve three consecutive one-year terms on house arrest to be followed by two years of probation. She will have to pay $128,000 in fines, restitution and court costs.

A jury in February found Melvin guilty of six criminal counts, including three felonies.

A hearing on the appeal has been scheduled for July 19, according to court records.

Melvin's attorneys could not be reached for comment.

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