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Ex-Pa. attorney general Kane may seek non-jail sentence for perjury

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 14, 2016 4:33 AM
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane leaves the courtroom after closing arguments in her perjury and obstruction trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Norristown, Pa.

 (Norristown) -- Lawyers for former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane are hinting they will seek probation or house arrest when she is sentenced on perjury and obstruction charges.

They have filed papers asking for a home confinement assessment.

The defense argues that Kane is a first-time, non-violent offender and the primary caregiver for her two children.

The 50-year-old Kane is set to be sentenced October 24 on two felony and seven misdemeanor counts.

A jury in August found she leaked grand jury documents to a newspaper and lied about it under oath. Kane stepped down after the conviction.

Her lawyers say she faces a guideline range of probation to nine months in jail.

However, Montgomery County prosecutors could ask for a much longer prison term.

They have not yet filed their sentencing memo.
 
 

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