Former Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane must report to prison Thursday

Jim Melwert
November 27, 2018 - 1:18 pm

Jim Melwert | KYW Newsradio

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Former attorney general Kathleen Kane has been ordered to report to Montgomery County jail by Thursday at 9 a.m. 

The order comes one day after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced it would not hear Kathleen Kane’s appeal, Montgomery County judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy pointing out in her order that since Superior Court upheld Kane’s conviction, and the state Supreme Court declined the hear it. In the judge’s words, “The rationale for defendant remaining at liberty pending appeal has expired, post-sentence bail is revoked.”

Judge Demchick Alloy let Kane stay out of jail while she went through the appeals process when she sentenced Kane to 10 to 23 months in county prison back in October 2016.

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Earlier that year, she was convicted of leaking secret grand jury information to try to get back at a political rival, then lying under oath to a grand jury to try to cover it up.

Kane is 52 years old.
 
At her sentencing hearing, Kane pleaded to stay out of jail, saying she wanted to be there for her teenaged sons. Her oldest son, who was 15 at the time but is now a high school senior, testified at that hearing, saying “we can’t lose our mom.”

According to the judge, Kane is to start her 10 to 23 month prison sentence by Thursday morning at the latest.