NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Monday night, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was found guilty of nine criminal charges, including perjury and criminal conspiracy.
Kane, the state’s top prosecutor, became a convicted criminal after convicted for leaking secret documents to the Philadelphia Daily News to discredit political rival and prosecutor, Frank Fina.
Kane was charged with perjury, false swearing, conspiracy, obstruction of law, and official oppression.
The jury only took four and a half hours to decide their verdict after a week-long trial.
In calling her a flight risk, Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy ordered Kane to surrender her passport and threatened to jail her if she retaliated against the aides who testified against her.
In Pennsylvania, officials are not required to resign over misconduct until they are sentenced.
Kane is expected to resign from her position as attorney general.