Kane asks judge to reconsider order demanding she report to prison

Jim Melwert
November 28, 2018 - 2:04 pm
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is one step closer to prison as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has declined to take on her appeal.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A lawyer for Kathleen Kane is asking a judge to reconsider an order demanding the former Pennsylvania attorney general report to prison by Thursday morning. 

Attorney Bill Brennan says Kane recognizes she needs to serve her time in county prison, but he’s asking Montgomery County judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy to reconsider her order demanding Kane report to prison by 9 a.m.

"A compassionate plea, my client is the sole custodial parent of two high school-aged boys," Brennan said, "and she’s in the process of securing custodial arrangements with her ex-husband and her family."

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He says ideally Kane would be allowed to surrender after the holidays, but he says he understands that might not be a possibility, but he is hoping for a one or two weeks.

Kane was sentenced to 10-23 months in county prison in October 2016, following a conviction on charges she leaked secret grand jury information while attorney general then lied under oath to cover it up.

She had been free on bail during her appeals process but earlier this week, the state supreme court announced it would not hear that appeal.

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