The title: Jane Orie For State Senate
The producer: Senate Republican Campaign Committee
The taglines: "Jane Orie Wants Answers: The Political Insiders Want Her Out" and "Jane Orie Is Taking On The 'Good Old Boys' Network: Now They Want Her Out"
The heroine: Jane Orie, "fighting to end 'cozy' deals given to political insiders"
The villains: Steve Zappala, the Connected D.A.; Charles Zappala, the List-Maker; Greg Zappala, the Money-Maker; and other "members of a . . . network"
Guest star: Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D., Dem.: "Steve Zappala . . . said that anybody who screws with me or my family is going to be indicted"
Story by: Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Quote from star: It's always the Zappalas!
- "If you paid taxes in Allegheny County in the last 20 years, a sliver of the bill went to members of an informal network . . .
- "$32 million in payments were documented to network-related businesses from 2005-2009"
- "Greg Zappala, the District Attorney's brother, financially benefitted from county bond deals in 1996 and 1999"
- "J.P. Morgan made a large sum of money in a bond deal in the Onorato Administration. Greg Zappala worked at J.P. Morgan at the time"
Infinonytune: Janey Don't You Lose Heart, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band