TribLIVE

| News


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

State Superior Court denies ex-Sen. Jane Orie's corruption appeal

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 12:54 p.m.
 

The Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld former state Sen. Jane Orie's conviction and sentence on corruption charges Thursday, a month after her release from prison.

Superior Court Judge Paula Ott upheld the former Senate Republican whip's June 2012 conviction for using state-paid staff for campaign work and forging documents, among other charges, and her prison sentence.

In her appeal, Orie claimed there was not enough evidence to support her conviction.

The District Attorney's Office declined comment. Orie's attorney, William Costopolous, did not return calls.

The decision means Orie, 52, of McCandless will not get her pension back, and cannot run for office again. She can appeal to the court to hear her arguments again, or to the state Supreme Court.

Adam Brandolph is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-391-0927 or abrandolph@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Trial of man accused of shooting cyclist in Allentown begins
  2. Lawrenceville man charged with rape, child pornography and 27 other sexual offenses
  3. Wilkinsburg father ordered to have no contact with daughter or her grandmother
  4. Pittsburgh’s Downtown tops ranking of small to midsized cities
  5. Inmate care in Allegheny County Jail generates worries
  6. Passion for speed fuels Ligonier man’s slippery dash in winter rally
  7. Just for Giggles, FBI tags along, finds more than sports paraphernalia at Pittsburgh store
  8. Marshals find suspect in fatal Mercer County shooting in Pittsburgh
  9. Interstate smash-and-grab jewelry ring may be operating in Pittsburgh area, Altoona
  10. Teacher conduct under spotlight in Pennsylvania
  11. Free speech wall rises at Carlow University