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John Burkoff on Mistrial in Orie Case

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March 4, 2011
Professor John Burkoff told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the mistrial in the case of State Sen. Jane Orie because of forged documents submitted by the defense was highly unusual.  The judge called the use of forged documents "despicable" and said a crime had likely been committed.  According to Professor Burkoff, "I've never seen anything like this. I think it's incredible, and it's shocking." Link
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