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PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane Convicted on Criminal Charges

NORRISTOWN – A jury has found Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane guilty on all counts. It took the jury in Montgomery County a little more than four ho...
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NORRISTOWN – A jury has found Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane guilty on all counts.

It took the jury in Montgomery County a little more than four hours to find Kane, a Scranton native, guilty.

Jurors believe Kane leaked secret grand jury testimony and lied to cover it up.

Kathleen Kane now faces prison time, after being convicted on five criminal charges including perjury.

And her days as Pennsylvania’s Attorney General may soon be coming to an end.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane entered the Montgomery County Courthouse moments before a jury found her guilty on all charges.

After the verdict, prosecutors praised jurors and said justice was done for the agents, lawyers, and staffers in the Attorney General’s office.

"And they have had to suffer through what this defendant has done, not just to them, but to the citizens of this Commonwealth, and I am just glad to see that the end is finally in sight,” said Michelle Henry,  ADA Bucks County.

Kathleen Kane’s lead counsel said she will decide in the next few days whether or not to step down as Attorney General.

"The conviction on all counts was a crushing blow. I’m not going to say otherwise,” said Kane’s attorney, Gerald Shargel.

But Gerald Shargel added Kathleen Kane was prevented from using pornographic emails as a defense.

An appeal seems certain.

"We will continue this litigation. We will continue this fight because we believe our client has been wrongfully, wrongfully accused of misconduct,” he added.

The judge in the case warned the Scranton native that if she retaliates against any witnesses who testified against her, she’ll be tossed in jail immediately.