Former Pennsylvania Senator Jane Orie Agrees to Disbarment

Former Republican state Sen. Jane Orie has agreed to be disbarred as a result of her conviction on campaign corruption charges, which also led to her resignation from office.

According to documents filed with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Orie submitted the resignation of her law license on Oct. 28.

That resignation was accepted Wednesday by the Supreme Court.

In her resignation, Orie acknowledged she is the subject of a complaint pending before the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

That stemmed for her 2012 conviction on charges that she misused her state-paid staff on political campaigns and submitted forged documents to defend herself at a 2011 trial, which ended in a mistrial as a result.

Orie had vowed to appeal in federal court after exhausting state appeals. Her attorney didn't immediately return messages Thursday.

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