Ex-Attorney General Sentenced to Jail, Then Cuffed in Court
By Joseph Snook
Sentenced in August for perjury and obstruction of justice for leaking grand jury documents, then lying about it under oath, disgraced Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was convicted and sentenced to 10 – 23 months, along with eight years of probation.
The disgraced Former AG was described as using an, “off with your heads” mentality by Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy, as the judge referenced the way Kane ran Pennsylvania’s Top Law Enforcement Agency.
A Montgomery County Judge said Kane’s need for revenge led her to break the law and then lie about it to a grand jury, after leaking secret investigative files to embarrass a rival prosecutor.
Kane, the first Democrat and female elected as the state’s top prosecutor, was released after posting $75,000 cash bail. She can remain free while her defense team appeals the conviction.
Kane told the Judge, “I really don’t care what happens to me… There is no more torture in the world than to watch your children suffer and know you had something to do with it.”
The Judge responded, “Your children are the ultimate… collateral damage. They are casualties of your actions. But you did that, not this court.”
Kane’s children are not the only ones damaged, which was reflected in Kane’s guilty verdict.
Convicted of two felony counts of perjury, and seven misdemeanor charges, Kane resigned shortly after the verdict was announced.
District Attorney Kevin Steele, another Democrat, said the conviction against Kane was a long time coming.
Former deputies who worked under Kane described their office as demoralized by Kane’s leadership and terrorized by “Nixonian espionage.”