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Melvin intends to appeal conviction

on May 21, 2013 10:30 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Attorneys for former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin have filed notice that they intend to appeal her campaign corruption conviction and sentence to state Superior Court.

The 57-year-old former justice was convicted in February on theft of services and other charges for allegedly using her former Superior Court staff and the state-paid staffers of her sister, former state Sen. Jane Orie to work on Melvin’s 2003 and 2009 campaigns for the Supreme Court.

Melvin is serving three years on house arrest, and must pay $128,000 in various penalties including a $55,000 fine, restitution and court costs.

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