The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts is reviewing an incident where an Allegheny County court employee reassigned a case after a relative, who happened to be a public official at the time, requested that the case be moved.
George Matta, then the Clerk of Courts of Allegheny County, sent an email requesting that the criminal court administrator move a case where his relative was the victim of a rape from the court of the Honorable Kevin Sasinoski to the court of the Honorable Donna Jo McDaniel.
For more information, go to:
“State to review county rape case’s transfer to tougher judge” http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/pittsburgh/s_690441.html
“Official got judge switched for man who raped relative” http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10192/1072047-455.stm