University of Pittsburgh

John Burkoff on New Charges Against State Senator Jane Orie

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August 30, 2011

Professor John Burkoff discussed the new set of charges against State Senator Jane Orie filed yesterday.  The charges stem from the discovery that several documents offered as defense evidence in Orie's trial on political corruption charges six months ago were fraudulent.  The discovery of the fraud caused a mistrial, and the corruption case will be retried.  The new case stems from the alteration of the documents, allegedly by Orie, and from allegedly perjured testimony by Orie in the trial unrelated to the documents.  Professor Burkoff commented on the case in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and also discussed the difficulties of proving the case live on KQV AM radio.


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