Kathleen Kane Arraigned on Perjury Charges, Maintains Innocence


Collegeville, Montgomery County — Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane found herself in more trouble Thursday.

Prosecutors filed new charges against Kane, and she turned herself in at a Montgomery County district judge’s office.

Prosecutors said those new charges relate to more lies that the Scranton native may have told before a grand jury last year.

Investigators said Kane repeatedly claimed that she had never signed a secrecy oath and couldn’t be held criminally responsible for leaking secret grand jury information to the press, but the original document was later recovered.

As Kane left her arraignment, she told the media that just this week she found thousands of pornographic and racist emails that she said were passed along by state officials, including a state supreme court judge.

Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele declined to comment about those emails.

Kane remains in office and denies any wrongdoing.  The judge set Kane’s bail at $10,000 unsecured, and the Pennsylvania Attorney General has a hearing scheduled October 15th.

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