02/07/13 11:29


Pa. taxpayers paid $33,475 for staffers to work on Melvin's campaigns, accountant testifies


Pennsylvania taxpayers shelled out $33,475 to four senatorial and two judicial staffers to work on state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin's 2003 and 2009 judicial campaigns, a forensic accountant for Allegheny County prosecutors said Thursday. ... Villanova University law professor Anne Poulin said the figures in Melvin's case are “notable, both for the fact that it isn't a huge amount and because the 2003 number is so much greater than the 2009 number.”