Prosecutors oppose house arrest for ex-Pa. attorney general

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 14, 2016 2:55 PM

Photo by Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool

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) -- A prosecutor is opposing house arrest for the former attorney general of Pennsylvania given her nine-count perjury and obstruction conviction.

Kathleen Kane hopes to be considered for probation or home confinement at her scheduled Oct. 24 sentencing in Montgomery County.

But District Attorney Kevin Steele says she doesn't qualify for home confinement because she faces a potential prison sentence of two years or more.

A jury in August convicted the first-term attorney general of leaking grand jury documents to a newspaper to embarrass a rival and then lying about it under oath.

She stepped down after the conviction although her lawyers are exploring an appeal.

Kane in court papers says she is the primary caregiver for her two sons. But prosecutors say she has joint custody with her ex-husband.

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