Kane wants her charges tossed, county judges taken off case

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 5, 2016 7:52 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke

(Harrisburg) -- A new court filing by Attorney General Kathleen Kane seeks to have the criminal charges against her thrown out and all the judges in Montgomery County removed from her case.

Friday's filing comes five months before the scheduled trial for Kane on charges that she allegedly leaked secret grand jury information to a reporter and lied about it under oath.

She's charged with perjury, obstruction and other counts.

In the filings, Kane's lawyers say she is a victim of a ``selective and vindictive prosecution'' and that prosecutors are using evidence gathered by an ``unlawful and unconstitutional'' court-ordered grand jury investigation.

Her lawyers also say three Montgomery County judges have close ties to the case and a clear interest in its outcome.

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