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Kane turns to former Maryland AG to lead porn email probe

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 1, 2015 11:55 AM
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Doug Gansler, a former attorney general of Maryland, speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Philadelphia) -- A former attorney general of Maryland will lead a team to investigate the exchange of pornography and other objectionable content in emails by Pennsylvania prosecutors, judges and others on state-owned computers.

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane has announced she's hired Doug Gansler to look into what she calls "racist, misogynistic, homophobic and religiously offensive'' emails. 

Gansler was Maryland's attorney general for two terms. He lost a race for the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor last year.

The team will look for violations of Pennsylvania's criminal, civil or ethics laws. 

Kane's law license is currently suspended while she awaits trial on charges she leaked secret grand jury material to a newspaper and lied about it. 

The state Senate is considering whether to initiate a process to remove her from office. 



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