February 18, 2011
John Burkoff told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the lawyer for State Sen. Jane Orie has every reason to want to subpoena Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala as a witness. Pulling in Zappala as a witness fits Orie's story that the whole prosecution is part of a political vendetta against her. "If they can get him on the stand, they can try to make their political argument that they've had from the beginning -- that this is a vendetta," Burkoff said. "My guess is the judge won't let them do it."