Democrat Kathleen Kane, former Attorney General for the state of Pennsylvania, was ordered to report to prison by Thursday, where she will serve a 10-to-23-month sentence after being convicted of a litany of conspiracy-related charges.
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court recently announced that it would not hear Kane’s case, apparently ending the 52-year-old Democrat’s hopes of having her sentenced overturned or reduced.
On Monday, a judge revoked Kane’s bail following the court’s decision, and ordered law enforcement to order Kane to report to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility to serve her sentence.
Kane, who was convicted in 2016 of two felony counts of perjury and seven misdemeanors, remained free for the duration of her appeals process on a $75,000 bail, after resining from office.
From Fox News:
A Pennsylvania judge ordered the commonwealth’s former attorney general to report to prison by 9 a.m. Thursday, more than two years after she was convicted for leaking grand jury information and lying about it.
Democrat Kathleen Kane, 52, had been free on $75,000 bail while she appealed her 10-to-23-month sentence. The state Supreme Court announced Monday that it had declined to take up her case.
“Given that the rationale for (the) defendant remaining at liberty pending appeal has expired, post-sentence bail is revoked,” Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy write in ordering Kane to report to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. Demchick-Alloy formally directed the Lackawanna County sheriff to serve a copy of her order on Kane, who lives in Scranton.
Kane’s lawyer, Joshua Lock, has not responded to multiple messages seeking comment.
The Montgomery County district attorney’s office formally requested the order earlier Tuesday, arguing the Supreme Court decision was the end of the legal road for Kane.
“Two different appellate courts have reviewed her case, yet her judgment of sentence remains,” District Attorney Kevin Steele wrote. “She received a fair trial, her guilt was proven beyond a reasonable doubt and now it is time for her to serve her sentence.”
Kane was convicted of two counts of felony perjury and seven misdemeanors, including obstruction and conspiracy.
The first woman and first Democrat to be elected as Pennsylvania’s attorney general, Kane resigned from office after her October 2016 conviction.