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Kane arraigned on charges

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 9, 2015 7:30 AM
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(Norristown) -- A judge has set a preliminary hearing for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on charges including a felony count of perjury.

Kane did not enter a plea during her five-minute arraignment Saturday in a Montgomery County courtroom and did not speak other than to respond to the judge yes or no.

Magisterial District Judge Cathleen Kelly Rebar set a preliminary hearing for Aug. 24 and set bail for $10,000 unsecured bond.

The 49-year-old Kane maintains she is innocent amid growing calls for her resignation from editorialists and fellow Democrats, including Gov. Tom Wolf. 

Prosecutors say Kane leaked grand jury information to a newspaper to get even with a former state prosecutor she thought made her look bad. They also say she enlisted aides to spy on office employees and others to keep tabs on a grand jury probe into the leak.

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