Kane reports to prison in Montco

Jim Melwert
November 29, 2018 - 4:00 am
Kathleen Kane

Montgomery County Correctional Facility

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Once a rising-star in Pennsylvania politics, former Attorney General Kathleen Kane is now behind bars, having reported this morning to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility — more than two years after she was convicted of obstruction and perjury.

Kathleen Kane arrived shortly before 8 a.m., about one hour before the court-mandated deadline to report. She smiled as she hopped out of a pick-up truck and walked briskly in to begin serving her 10-23 month prison sentence.

"She's keeping her chin up, she's a tough lady. She will I predict get through this with grace and dignity and serve her sentence quietly and under the radar. That is my prediction," her attorney Bill Brennan said.

Brennan says there are still some legal avenues she can pursue, and, since it's a county sentence, she could also ask if she could be moved from Montgomery County to Lackawanna County, closer to her family, and her teenage boys.

But officials in Montgomery County have said they do not plan on giving Kane any special treatment.

She was convicted in 2016 of leaking secret information about a grand jury investigation that wrapped up without charges ever being filed, and then lying under oath to cover it up.

Kane was free on bail pending appeal, but Superior Court upheld her conviction, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to hear it.

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