Pennsylvania prosecutor arrives for arraignment
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is in suburban Philadelphia for her first appearance as a criminal defendant rather than the commonwealth's top prosecutor.
Kane arrived at the Montgomery County detectives bureau on Saturday afternoon for processing on charges including a felony count of perjury, smiling at reporters but saying nothing. She was to be arraigned shortly afterward by closed-circuit television before a district judge nearly 10 miles away.
Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information through an operative to a newspaper reporter as payback for a former state prosecutor she thought made her look bad, and then lying about her actions under oath.
Prosecutors say she also enlisted aides to spy on office employees and keep tabs on a grand jury probe into the leak.
Pennsylvania's top prosecutor is taking on the new role of criminal defendant.
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is to be arraigned Saturday in the Philadelphia suburb of Montgomery County on charges that she leaked secret grand jury information and then lied about it.
The 49-year-old Kane is the first woman and first Democrat to be elected Pennsylvania's attorney general. She maintains she is innocent amid growing calls for her resignation from editorialists and fellow Democrats, including Gov. Tom Wolf.
Prosecutors say Kane leaked grand jury information to a newspaper to get even with a former state prosecutor she thought made her look bad. They also say she enlisted aides to spy on office employees and others to keep tabs on a grand jury probe into the leak.
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