Ex-Pa. Justice Must Apologize As Part Of Corruption Sentence

Law360, Philadelphia (May 7, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT) -- Judges across the state can look forward to receiving autographed portraits of former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, as the disgraced jurist was sentenced Tuesday to send notes of apology following her February conviction on charges she ordered her public staff to work on her political campaigns.

Judge Lester Nauhaus in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas ordered Melvin, who resigned from her post on the state’s highest court effective May 1, to serve three years of house arrest followed by two years...
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