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AG Kathleen Kane ousts PA judge from grand jury role

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 15, 2013 3:10 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has succeeded in ousting a state judge who specialized in overseeing secret, statewide grand jury investigations.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the state Supreme Court sided with Kane in May in her effort to remove Barry Feudale from the position. The proceedings were kept under seal and the Inquirer didn't say how it learned about it.

Kane made the move after discovering an email Feudale sent to a former top state prosecutor criticizing both Kane and her predecessor, Linda Kelly, who Governor Corbett appointed to finish his second term.

She also cited an incident that Feudale says was taken out of context when he stopped by her offices and showed a secretary a 10-inch Gurkha dagger.

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