Pa. Supreme Court Justice Convicted Of Corruption

Law360, Philadelphia (February 21, 2013, 3:56 PM EST) -- Suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin was convicted Thursday on corruption charges after a jury found she had illegally ordered her state-funded judicial staff to work on her political campaigns in 2003 and 2009.

After more than three days of deliberation, a jury in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas found Justice Melvin guilty on six out of seven charges filed against her for misappropriating state resources by ordering her staff to work on her 2003 and 2009 campaigns for the state’s Supreme...
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