After Two Years On Bail, Former PA Attorney General Faces Imminent Jail Time


HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane is likely headed to jail soon.

More than two years ago, Kane was convicted of leaking secret grand jury information and lying about it.

FILE – In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane leaves court in handcuffs after her sentencing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. In August, Kane was found guilty of felony perjury and an assortment of misdemeanors related to a leak of secret grand jury materials. (Dan Gleiter/ via AP, Pool, File)

She’s been free on bail since then. But now Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has rejected her appeal, and she’s out of legal options.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office has indicated it will ask a judge to revoke Kane’s bail on Tuesday.

She’ll either be told to report to jail immediately, or will have a date set.

Kane is facing 10-to-23 months for two felony perjury counts, as well as a number of misdemeanors including official oppression, conspiracy and obstruction.

Kane was the first woman–and the first Democrat–ever elected as Pennsylvania Attorney General in 2014. At the time, she was seen as a rising star in the party.