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ORIEGATE: The Case of the Annotated Exhibits.

Prosecutors filed a search warrant application on March 8 that indicates their strategy in phase II of this case.

The warrant seeks to obtain a group of defense exhibits presently in custody of the court, containing handwritten notes by Senator Orie. The handwritten comments were exculpatory, in that they indicated that Senator Orie gave instructions such as that employees doing campaign work during regular working hours should do “comp time”.

ORIEGATE: Giving Forgery a Bad Name — Worst Cut and Paste Job Ever?

If you are not tired of the Oriegate scandal yet, here’s a commentary by That’s Church, the relatively new venue of the former famed Pittgirl. Read the comments, too.

Also, here’s a report by WTAE TV about the kind of expert testimony that may soon be playing on a witness stand near you.

Copy, Cut, Paste, Copy. The Orie Case Morphs into Two Cases.

_______________________________ Photo: KDKA Television. ______________________________ The dramatic events of the Orie trial, where a mistrial was declared after the jury had begun to deliberate, turned on whether the signature of the key prosecution witness on at least two documents in evidence had been forged.  See the little loop that intersects the top of the P? […]


CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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