Defense calls order protecting Kane grand jury flawed

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 8, 2015 11:15 AM

FILE PHOTO: Patrick Reese, the driver for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


(Norristown) --  A defense lawyer says a judge issued a "flawed and dangerous'' order to protect a grand jury investigating state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. 

The comments come as Kane aide Patrick Reese fights contempt charges for allegedly violating the order by snooping through office emails. 

Officials running the 2014 probe had to summon Kane staffers to testify without tipping off the boss or other potential targets. 

Montgomery County Judge William Carpenter ordered her staff not to interfere with the grand jury proceedings. 

Reese is a former police chief who serves as Kane's driver and confidant. 

Defense lawyer William Fetterhoff says Reese never knew about the order and was merely trying to figure out who was leaking information to reporters.  

Carpenter is expected to rule when the two-day hearing ends today. 

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