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After latest arraignment, AG Kane links sitting justice to email scandal

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 1, 2015 5:03 PM
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State Attorney General Kathleen Kane. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Norristown) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is responding to the latest charges against her by vowing to continue to expose the exchange of pornographic and other inappropriate emails among prosecutors, judges and others.

Kane was released on a personal recognizance bond Thursday after being arraigned on perjury and other charges for allegedly lying about whether she signed a secrecy oath shortly after taking office in 2013.

Kane says she's just turned over to ethics agencies about 1,500 emails to and from a sitting state Supreme Court justice she did not name.

She says she's "not the woman to shut up" and she's not going to stop until the truth comes out and the system works the way it should.

An earlier story is below:

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane had no comment as she entered a courthouse to be arraigned on new charges.

Two lawyers accompanied Kane as she reported for her arraignment this afternoon before a district judge in Collegeville.

The attorney general was previously charged with perjury, conspiracy and other counts for allegedly leaking confidential information from a 2009 grand jury probe and then trying to cover up her actions.

She now faces a second perjury count and other new charges. They stem from her claim that she had never signed a secrecy oath preventing her from releasing information from past grand jury cases.

Prosecutors say they recovered such a document from Kane's office. They say she had signed it on her second day in office.

An earlier story is below:

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is scheduled to be back in court for arraignment on new counts of perjury, obstruction and false swearing.

The new charges were announced this morning by Montgomery County's district attorney.

Kane's arraignment is tentatively scheduled for 4:30 p.m. today before a district judge in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

The attorney general was previously charged with perjury, conspiracy and other counts for allegedly leaking confidential information from a 2009 grand jury probe and then trying to cover up her actions.

The second perjury count stems from her claim that she had never signed a secrecy oath preventing her from releasing information from past grand jury cases.

Prosecutors say they recovered such a document from Kane's office. They say she had signed it on her second day in office.

The original story is below:

Prosecutors have filed another perjury charge against state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. 

The new charge stems from evidence found during an execution of a search warrant at her office September 17. 

Kane was previously charged with perjury, conspiracy and other counts for allegedly leaking confidential information from a 2009 grand jury probe and then trying to cover up her actions.

The new perjury count stems from her claim that she had never signed a secrecy oath preventing her from releasing information from past grand jury cases. 

Prosecutors say they recovered such a document from Kane's office.

They say she had signed it on her second day in office.

The attorney general has denied any wrongdoing.

She had claimed she cannot be held criminally culpable for any leak from old cases because she had not signed a secrecy oath.

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