Sen. Orie: 'I Did Everything in My Power' to Comply with Ethics Law
BobKerlik, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
State Sen. Jane Orie spent four hours on Monday rebutting two weeks of testimony accusing her of using state-paid staff for political work.
Wearing a sparkling American flag pin on her lapel and a cross around her neck, the McCandless Republican took the stand in her corruption retrial and told jurors that she largely relied on former chief of staff Jamie Pavlot -- the prosecution's key witness -- to enforce ethics rules in the office.
"I did everything in my power as best as I could that all my directives were complied with according to the ethics law, according to the Senate rules and according to the laws of Pennsylvania to keep political work …
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