TribLIVE

| News


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

Melvin agrees to temporary suspension from federal bar

Daily Photo Galleries

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.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Wedding aboard Pittsburgh’s Gateway Clipper ends in arrests
  2. Nearing 25 years together, WPXI anchors Johnson, Finnegan defy odds
  3. Housing market remains ‘disaster’ in Westmoreland County
  4. Carnegie Mellon University picks architect for business school
  5. Campus visit sells 4-star Ohio recruit Hall on Panthers
  6. Unlike years past, strength of 2014 Steelers could be offense
  7. Steelers Lookahead: Previewing Sunday’s game vs. Cleveland
  8. Western Pa. districts aim to win back students from cyber charters
  9. Revenue from special Pennsylvania Monuments license plates to help maintain monuments at Gettysburg
  10. Harrison rejects criticism of disorderly conduct ordinance
  11. Boston College football coach Addazio can’t get enough of the game
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.