Kathleen Kane To Receive Sentence Monday

Oct 24, 2016


Ex-Attorney General Kathleen Kane will learn Monday whether she'll serve the sentence for a perjury and obstruction conviction in jail or on probation.
Credit Bill Fraser / Bucks County Courier Times/AP

Supporters of Democrat Kathleen Kane once hoped the ambitious lawyer might reach the U.S. Senate.

But the one-term Pennsylvania attorney general instead will learn Monday whether she's going to jail in a perjury and obstruction case that stemmed from a political feud.

The case is being heard in Montgomery County, where former President Bill Clinton stumped for her in 2012.

Kane's lawyers say she has been punished enough after losing her career, law license and reputation. They will ask for probation or house arrest so she can raise her teenage sons.

But Democratic District Attorney Kevin Steele calls the case "egregious" and will seek jail time.

A jury this summer found Kane leaked grand jury material to the press to embarrass a rival and then lied about it under oath.