Eye on corruption

    This jury selection is just for practice.

    The Associated Press reports an Allegheny County judge asked 81 sample jurors how many of them knew about the public corruption charges against Republican State Senator Jane Orie and 47 said they knew something about the case.

    Judge Jeffrey Manning did that as part of pretrial hearing at which he’ll decide whether an out-of-county jury should hear charges that Orie used her legislative staff to do campaign work for herself and her sister, Supreme Court Justice Jane Orie Melvin.

    The judge made no immediate ruling and was continuing to hear testimony from investigators about how they obtained search warrants for her office and computer records.

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