Former Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to at least 10 months in county jail following her August 2016 perjury conviction. An investigation looked into alleged leaks made by Kane’s office to media outlets that prosecutors say violated grand jury rules. Kane announced Feb. 16, 2016 that she won’t seek re-election and the day after her conviction announced her resignation from office.
“When you put your hand on the Bible,” the judge told the convicted ex-attorney general, “you weren’t thinking of [your children]. You were thinking of yourself.”
The former PA attorney general was sentenced to at least 10 months in county jail.
A day after her conviction on felony perjury charges, the state’s embattled chief law enforcement officer quits.
After her conviction Monday night, her lawyers admitted they’d discuss the possibility of her resignation.
The convicted Attorney General’s lawyers are already laying the groundwork.
They found her guilty of perjury, obstruction, conspiracy and related charges.
“Wars have casualties. Wars leave scars,” said Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele as he made closing arguments.
“You would not even buy a used car from either one.”
A criminal case against Pennsylvania’s chief law enforcement officer is about to head to a jury. They’ve heard some things.
“As I sit here and listen to the Commonwealth’s case,” Kane told Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy, “I don’t believe it’s necessary for me to testify in my own defense.”
It was just one of a series of texts she sent to Josh Morrow, the man who ultimately leaked secret grand jury materials to a reporter in 2014.
“She was just hell-bent on getting back at Frank Fina.”
Josh Morrow, another witness and a former Kane consultant, has told investigators he provided reporter Chris Brennan with the secret grand jury information.
It’s the third day in the criminal trial against Kathleen Kane.
The prosecution laid out the scenarios preceding Kane’s alleged leak of grand jury materials, and the chain of events began with a call from a reporter and a concerned email.