Former Attorney General Kane Hires New Lawyer For Appeals

Nov 11, 2016

Ex-attorney general Kathleen Kane hired a new lawyer and plans to appeal her perjury conviction.
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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has hired a new attorney to handle the appeals of her perjury and obstruction conviction and related jail sentence.

The Goldberg Katzman law firm confirmed that attorney Joshua Lock has been hired by Kane, but otherwise declined comment.

Kane is free on bond while she appeals her conviction and 10- to 23-month jail sentence. A jury found the 50-year-old Democrat guilty of felony perjury and other charges for leaking grand jury material to the media to embarrass a rival and then lying about it under oath.

The attorneys who represented her at trial and sentencing have all left the case, except for Scranton defense attorney Amil Minora.