Friday, August 31, 2012

Melvin Won't Be Getting Her Big Dollar Salary

More bad news for State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin. She won't be receiving her $195,309 annual salary while she awaits sentencing.

The Court of Judicial Discipline ruled Thursday that due to the nature of the charges against Melvin, who was charged in May with using her staff for campaigning purposes, she is no longer fit to receive pay.

"[W]e see this respondent as so single-mindedly occupied with achieving personal aggrandizement that she pressured, intimidated and bullied her clerks and secretaries into performing work on her political campaigns," President Judge Robert E.J. Curran wrote.

As for the other Melvins, Justice Orie Melvin's sister, Janine Orie is also awaiting trial and Former State Sen. Jane Orie was sentenced to prison in June for crimes similar to her sister’s.

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