State Supreme Court won't hear former state Sen. Jane Orie's appeal; federal appeal up next



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PITTSBURGH — Former state senator Jane Orie says she'll file a federal court appeal now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused to hear her appeal of her campaign corruption conviction and prison sentence

Wednesday's one-page order doesn't give a reason for the refusal.

Orie was convicted in 2012 and sentenced to 2 1/2 to 10 years in prison. She was released from prison in February after completing 75 percent of her minimum sentence, under a rule designed to benefit non-violent offenders who are unlikely to commit future crimes.

Orie was convicted of using her state-paid senate staff to run her re-election campaigns for about a decade until the scandal forced her from office. She was also convicted of introducing forged defense documents during her first trial, resulting in a mistrial.

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