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Prosecutor: Ex-attorney general Kane should go to jail now

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 27, 2018 1:15 PM
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Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane is escorted from Montgomery County courthouse after her sentencing hearing in Norristown. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors in suburban Philadelphia have asked a judge to revoke former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's bail so she will begin serving a 10- to 23-month perjury sentence.

The Montgomery County district attorney's office filed a revocation request Tuesday that argues the 52-year-old Kane isn't entitled to bail now that the state Supreme Court has declined to take up her appeal.

Kane, a Democrat from Scranton, has been free for more than two years since she was sentenced for leaking grand jury information and lying about it.

She's been out on $75,000 bail since her October 2016 sentencing on two counts of felony perjury and seven misdemeanors. She resigned from office after her conviction.

Kane defense lawyer Joshua Lock hasn't returned several messages.

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