From The Philadelphia Inquirer:
by Craig R. McCoy, Angela Couloumbis, and Laura McCrystal, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writers | Updated: AUGUST 15, 2016 — 11:31 PM EDT
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane was convicted Monday of perjury, obstruction, and other crimes, after squandering her once-bright political future on an illegal vendetta against an enemy.
Four years after Kane’s election in a landslide as the first Democrat and first woman elected attorney general, a jury of six men and six women found her guilty of all charges: two counts of perjury and seven misdemeanor counts of abusing the powers of her office.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele persuaded jurors that Kane orchestrated the illegal leak of secret grand jury documents to plant a June 2014 story critical of her nemesis, former state prosecutor Frank Fina. Kane then lied about her actions under oath, the jury found.
Kane, 50, who rose from a hardscrabble upbringing in Scranton to win a statewide post in her first bid for office, was stoic as the verdict was read. Her twin sister, Ellen Granahan, a prosecutor on her staff, was with her in court.
The jury deliberated for 4½ hours before pronouncing Kane’s guilt in a verdict that her lawyer, Gerald Shargel, called “a crushing blow.” He vowed to appeal. Shargel said no decision had been made about whether Kane would resign from office. Gov. Wolf, who had called for Kane to resign after her arrest, said Monday night that she should now do so immediately.
There’s a lot more at the link.
We have written about Attorney General Kane, and her ineptitude in office, previously. I suppose that it’s some form of karmic justice that Mrs Kane, who campaigned on investigating then-Governor Tom Corbett because, as Attorney General himself, his office proceeded slowly in the investigation into former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for child molestation allegations, has been caught breaking the law herself. The state Attorney General did take a good deal of time investigating and building an iron-clad case against Mr Sandusky, one which resulted in the former coach being convicted and sent to prison on a sentence which virtually assures that he will never get out. The investigations Mrs Kane launched concluded that neither Mr Corbett nor his successors in any way shielded Mr Sandusky, and conducted their investigation properly.
The Democrats one-time “It Girl” just might go to prison.