Driver for AG Kathleen Kane pleads not guilty

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 11, 2015 11:09 AM

Patrick Reese, the driver for state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, leaves the Montgomery County Court House after being arraigned today.

(Norristown) -- State Attorney General Kathleen Kane's driver has pleaded not guilty to a contempt charge stemming from an investigation of his boss. 

Patrick Reese was arraigned this morning in Montgomery County court in connection with his alleged efforts, which were unsuccessful, to help Kane avoid prosecution. 

The former Dunmore police chief is accused of violating a judge's protective order by accessing emails in state computers to keep Kane informed about the grand jury probe that targeted her. 

He was released on $5,000 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing September 9.  

Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information and lying about it under oath. 

She was arraigned Saturday on a felony count of perjury and other charges.

Kane has denied any wrongdoing, and has refused calls to step down.  

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