Along with the previously-mentioned request for a sequestered jury, Jane Orie’s attorneys also defended the letter she sent to constituents last week asking for “character witnesses.”

The commonwealth asked Jane’s counsel to disclose how many people received the letter, and whether it went to every constitutent in her district.  Jane’s attorney, William Costopoulos, responded that the letter went to 198 residents of Allegheny and Butler counties. 

Constopoulos also said that out of respect for the judicial process, Ms. Orie has not sent any district-wide mailers for the past two years.

Read all about it in the Post-Gazette