Monday, June 4, 2012

Orie To Be Sentenced Today.

Former state Sen. Jane Orie, R-Allegheny, will be in Allegheny County court today for her sentencing hearing.

Orie was convicted on March 26 of 14 of 24 criminal counts against her, including charges of theft of services, conflict of interest and forgery.

All charges were related to her use of taxpayer-funded resources for political purposes or her first trial, which ended in a mistrial due to the submission of forged evidence.

Orie’s lawyer, William Costopoulos, has argued in a court motion that sentencing guidelines for Orie’s convictions range from probation to 9 to 18 months in jail, plus monetary penalties “within the $25,000 range.” Prosecutors have requested more than $2 million in restitution and potentially up to eight years in prison.

Some say Orie’s forgery convictions could result in her seeing some prison time.

Read full details:

Update: 06/04/12 10:01p
Ex-state Sen. Orie gets prison term for corruption


  1. Jane Orie was sent to prison today. The judge referred to her having forged a court document as part of her crimes. The Pittsburgh newspaper reported that the judge told her: The act of a lawyer and former prosecutor submitting fraudulent exhibits, is the "ultimate lawyer's transgression," which could not be a "more flagrant and disgraceful violation" of the attorney's oath.
    Guess who we know who also was a former prosecutor and lawyer who lost his law license for submitting forged documents to the court?
    Yeah, you guessed it.

  2. He is on his hate blog bragging how he is a real lawyer with a degree and everything. He doesn't even understand the Hatch Act, he is claiming to be an expert on. The same Act Stoffa violated.