Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane Resigns

Embattled and now convicted Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will resign from office effective tomorrow, August 17, 2016.  Kane the first woman and first Democrat elected attorney general in Pennsylvania was convicted on nine criminal counts yesterday in Montgomery County by leaking grand jury material to embarrass a rival..
First Deputy Attorney General Bruce L. Castor Jr. will hold a news conference today to discuss the operation of the attorney general's office in the wake of Kane's conviction on perjury and other charges.
Her conviction includes perjury charges that carry a combined maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. Under state law, Kane doesn't have to resign until she is sentenced. She has vowed to appeal the conviction.

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