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Melvin agrees to temporary suspension from federal bar

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Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 5:27 p.m.
 

Former Justice Joan Orie Melvin agreed Thursday that her ability to practice law in federal court should be suspended while she appeals her state conviction on public corruption charges.

Chief U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti on Aug. 28 gave Melvin 30 days to provide any reason why the court shouldn't suspend her membership in the federal bar after the state Supreme Court, in June, suspended her law license.

Her attorney, William Arbuckle, filed a response saying that Melvin agrees to a temporary suspension. Arbuckle couldn't be reached for comment.

Allegheny County Judge Lester G. Nauhaus sentenced Melvin, 57, of Marshall last month to three years of house arrest followed by two years of probation and ordered her to pay $128,000 in fines, restitution and court costs.

A jury found Melvin guilty of six counts, including three felonies, for using her Superior Court staff to campaign for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2003 and 2009.

Brian Bowling is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-325-4301 or bbowling@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


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