Friday, April 9, 2010

Just a question about Corbett and Orie-gate

Why is no one reporting on the fact that Jerry Orie, the brother of Republican State Senator Jane Orie and Republican Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, works for Republican Attorney General Tom Corbett?

Jerry Orie is the Deputy Attorney General in the Insurance Fraud Section.

Corbett is being accused of selective prosecution for not investigating Jane Orie's use of her Senate staff for her sister's 2009 campaign for Supreme Court. Corbett is running for governor this year, largely on the basis of his record in prosecuting mostly Democrats for using their staffs for political campaigns. Jane was indicted this week by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala after Corbett ignored complaints about the Orie sisters.

We're not suggesting that there's a connection, but I'm surprised that this Orie relationship to Corbett hasn't been reported in any stories related to this issue. At least none that we've seen.

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