Friday, December 25, 2009
An Allegheny County grand jury is reportedly investigating whether a worker in State Senator Jane Orie's North Hills office was employed for campaign purposes. The Post-Gazette report that an aide to the Republican senator was questioned for 8 hours by the grand jury. Orie's attorney Jerry McDevitt told the paper that the questioning followed surveillance of Orie's staff and office. McDevitt said investigators raided Orie's office two weeks ago...taking computers and laptops. According to McDevitt, the investigation began after an intern in Orie's office contacted the district attorney alleging campaign work for State Supreme Court nominee Joan Orie Melvin, Orie's sister, was being done out of the senator's office.