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Attorney General's last day in office

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 17, 2016 5:47 PM
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(Harrisburg)_Convicted Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says her last day in office is bittersweet.

Kane spoke to reporters Wednesday as she entered the attorney general's offices in Scranton on her last day.

She didn't discuss her conviction or potential appeal. She's scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 24 and jail time is possible.

Kane is resigning following Monday's conviction on charges she abused the powers of the state's top law enforcement office by leaking secret grand jury information to smear a rival and lying under oath to cover it up.

Her top deputy, Bruce L. Castor Jr., will take the oath later Wednesday to become acting attorney general, five months after Kane hired him.

Castor is a former district attorney and commissioner in Montgomery County. He ran unsuccessfully for attorney general in 2004.

Published in Harrisburg, News

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