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Pennsylvania attorney general convicted of perjury, other charges

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 01:08

A jury convicts Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane of perjury stemming from allegations that she leaked grand jury information after a politically charged trial. Ashraf Fahim reports.

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Guilty on all counts. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane faces up to seven years in jail after being convicted of perjury in a politically charged trial. Kane left the courtroom moments after the verdict was delivered, ending a year long trial that has riveted Pennsylvania. The Democrat was convicted on 9 counts of leaking grand jury information to a reporter to embarrass rival prosecutor Frank Fina. Assistant DA Michelle Henry says Kane's actions were disgraceful. (SOUNDBITE)(English) ASSISTANT MONTGOMERY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY MICHELLE HENRY, SAYING: "What she did while she was the attorney general, the fact that she would commit criminal acts while she's the top prosecutor is a disgrace." Kane's lawyers had argued she didn't know if was forbidden to release grand jury information. The jury deliberated for a little more than five hours, ultimately choosing to reject her argument that she had made an "honest mistake". Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has called on Kane to resign immediately.

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Pennsylvania attorney general convicted of perjury, other charges

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 01:08