Attorney General

15 Gov't Workers Fired or Suspended in Porn Email Scandal

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says four of her employees have been fired and 11 suspended without pay for involvement in a pornographic email scandal that also prompted a state Supreme Court justice to step down.

Kane said Wednesday two others face possible termination after "the exhaustion of their contractually mandated rights."

Kane has said emails containing explicit material and pornographic photos and videos surfaced during an examination of how prosecutors handled the Jerry Sandusky case.

She promised the review while running for office in 2012.

Kane previously disclosed the participation of several former employees of the office, leading at least four to leave public jobs elsewhere in state and local government.

Last month, Justice Seamus McCaffery retired after his role in receiving and sending the emails was made public.

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