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AG Kane Blasts Report, Calls Anonymous Sources "Cowardly"

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    As Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane continues to defend her decision to not prosecute lawmakers suspected of taking money in a sting operation, NBC10's Harry Hairston tries to track down the politicians at the center of the controversy. (Published Wednesday, March 19, 2014)

    Just a day after the Philadelphia Inquirer revealed that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane closed a case involving four state representatives who allegedly took money in a sting operation,  she came firing back in a prepared statement, calling the reporting "inaccurate and sensational" and calling the anonymous sources "cowardly."

    The real truth is that this investigation was not only deeply flawed, but unraveled long before I was elected and then took the oath of office. ...

    The majority of the work, including more than 91 percent of the recordings by a confidential informant, took place 18 months prior to my inauguration, through three former Attorneys General. Additionally, when prosecutors dismissed more than 2,000 serious charges of fraud that alleged their informant stole $430,000 meant for poor children and seniors, they crippled the chance of this case succeeding in prosecution. Despite the case originating in 2010, this agreement to drop the charges was signed just 24 days after I was elected and weeks before I was sworn in.

    She also alleged that the investigation was racially motivated. All four state reps were African-American. Read more about this story on

    Kathleen Kane Under Fire

    [PHI] Kathleen Kane Under Fire
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is defending her decision to close a case involving four state reps who allegedly took money in a sting operation. NBC10's Harry Hairston has the details. (Published Monday, March 17, 2014)

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