Episode 41: Settle Down, Ladies

Hillary and Tina cover former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford and the infamous Orie sisters of Pennsylvania.

Hillary’s Story
In 2003, Mark Sanford won the first of two terms as governor for South Carolina after serving as a US House representative. But, when the governor goes missing for five days, a mystery ensues and secrets get revealed.

Tina’s Story
The Orie sisters were three successful political sisters--Jane served as Pennsylvania State senator, Joan sat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and Janine worked as her sister Joan’s judicial aide. But, when a letter leads to an investigation, their success story becomes a tragedy.


Hillary's Sources
Mark Sanford
Mark Sanford extramarital affair
Elizabeth Colbert Busch

New York Times
Mark Sanford Drops Trump Primary Challenge: ‘You’ve Got to Be a Realist’--by Annie Karni
Mark Sanford’s Breakup Post Caught His Fiancée Off Guard--By Jim Rutenberg
Mark Sanford Is Still in Love--By Andrew Goldman
Gov. Mark Sanford Admits Affair
Mark Sanford Is the Biggest Republican Threat to Trump--by Liz Mair
Former Governor Advances in South Carolina Race--By Kim Severson
Mark Sanford Won’t Get Money From G.O.P. for House Bid--BY ROBBIE BROWN
Sanford Takes South Carolina Seat--by Nathan Frandino, Kim Severson, Channon Hodge and Ben Werschkul
Sanford’s Political Comeback--by Marcus Mabry, Ben Werschkul, Channon Hodge, Pedro Rafael Rosado and Alyssa Kim

Mark Sanford
Home Page

Sanford engaged to longtime girlfriend

South Carolina DMV
License Plates

Mark Sanford--by US Government, via Wikipedia
Sanford and wife Jenny--Jonathan Ernst/Reuters, via The Guardian
Sanford and lover, Maria Belen Chapur--via CNN

Tina's Story
Jane Orie
Joan Orie Melvin

USA Today
Three political sisters in Pa. convicted of corruption--Associated Press

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Sen. Orie's attorneys file to stop investigation--Paula Reed Ward
Judge suspends Joan Orie Melvin's corruption sentence--by Timothy McNulty
Orie sisters accused of threatening DA over grand jury probe--by Dennis B. Roddy

DA invokes Melvin to rebut appeal by sister Orie--by Joe Mandak

Politics PA
Judge Joan Orie Melvin to be Charged Today--by Kelly Cernetich
Breaking: Orie Guilty on 14 of 24 Felony Counts--by Keegan Gibson

Ex-Orie Staffer Uncomfortable After Bonusgate

Sen. Orie's 14 Convictions May Force Her Removal from Pennsylvania Senate--The Associated Press

Top 5 List of Real-Life Judicial Misconduct

Penn Live
The rise and fall of the Orie sisters: 3 convicted in Pa. of corruption--The Associated Press

Philadelphia Inquirer
Pennsylvania Supreme Court may be affected by Orie scandal--by Tom Infield

Courthouse News Service
Politically Ruined Orie Sisters Take Fight to Third Circuit--by Emilee Larkin

NBC Philadelphia
Conviction Costs Judge Her Job--By MARK SCOLFORO

KDKA Pittsburgh
Orie Melvin, Sister Found Guilty In Corruption Trial House Judiciary Committee Leader Begins Impeachment Process Against Justice Melvin--By Jon Delano

The Tribune Democrat
Convicted ex-judge Joan Orie Melvin mails out court-ordered apology letters--By JOE MANDAK

The Morning Call
Pa. Supreme Court Judge Orie Melvin guilty on all but one count--by Paula Reed Ward

Lehigh Valley Live
Pa. Supreme Court Judge Joan Orie Melvin convicted of corruption

Senator Jane Orie--via Wikipedia (Free Use: CCBY3.0)
Judge Joan Orie Melvin--via Ballotpedia
Janine Orie--via PennLive