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Kathleen Kane announces resignation

AG found guilty in grand jury leak case

Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she will resign her post at the end of the day Wednesday. - (Photo / File)

Following her conviction on criminal charges including perjury and criminal conspiracy, Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday she will resign.

“I have been honored to serve the people of Pennsylvania and I wish them health and safety in all their days,” Kane stated in a new release.

Kane, who was elected attorney general in 2013, will leave her post at the end of business Wednesday.

Monday evening a jury found Kane guilty of leaking grand jury information and attempting a cover-up. Her sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 24 in Montgomery County Court, according to online court documents.

“What has transpired with Attorney General Kane is unfortunate,” Gov. Tom Wolf wrote in a statement on Kane’s resignation. “Her decision to resign is the right one, and will allow the people of Pennsylvania to finally move on from this situation.

“I have full faith and confidence in the employees of the Office of the Attorney General and know that they will continue to perform its most important functions including protecting consumers and prosecuting criminals,” he continued. “Moving forward, I will work with both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate regarding any potential appointment of an Attorney General.”

Nicole Chynoweth
Nicole Chynoweth is the web editor for Central Penn Business Journal. Email her at [email protected].

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