Kathleen Kane, Convicted Ex-Pennsylvania Attorney General, Ordered to Jail

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has remained out on $75,000 bail since her October 2016 sentencing to 10 to 23 months in jail

What to Know

  • Kathleen Kane was convicted of leaking secret grand jury information and lying about it.
  • The Former Pa. AG has remained out on bail since her October 2016 sentencing to 10 to 23 months in jail.
  • "Because (Kane) has exhausted her direct appeal right 'in state courts,' she is no longer entitled to bail," DA Kevin Steele's filing said.

Kathleen Kane, the disgraced former Pennsylvania attorney general convicted of perjury in 2016, has been ordered to jail by Thursday, according to a ruling Tuesday afternoon.

The order to report "no later than November 29, 2018 at 9 a.m." follows numerous appeals by Kane and a request filed earlier in the day by the Montgomery County district attorney's office.

On Monday, in a brief filing, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied Kane's latest appeal.

DA Kevin Steele's office filed a request just after noon Tuesday that would send the 52-year-old Kane to jail for 10 to 23 months. It would be up to the judge to decide if Kane's bail is revoked.

"Because (Kane) has exhausted her direct appeal right 'in state courts,' she is no longer entitled to bail," Steele's filing said. "In fact, the law forbids it."

Kane, a Democrat from Scranton, has been free for the more than two years since she was convicted and sentenced for leaking grand jury information and lying about it.

She's been out on $75,000 bail since her October 2016 sentencing on two counts of felony perjury and seven misdemeanors, including obstruction and conspiracy. Besides incarceration, Kane's sentence also calls for eight years of probation.

"She received a fair trial, her guilt was proven beyond a reasonable doubt, and now it is time for her to serve her sentence," the filing said.

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