Indicted Pennsylvania Attorney General Says She Is Being Targeted As Payback By Angry Men

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Pennsylvania Democrat Kathleen Kane, the first woman ever elected as attorney general in the state, was indicted on Saturday for charges stemming from a leak against one of her political rivals. Kane says she is innocent of the charges, and thinks that she is being targeted by angry men who are upset that she uncovered their dirty habits.

According to reports, Kane did not enter a plea during her arraignment on Saturday and was released on a $10,000 bond. She has been accused of leaking confidential information through someone else to a Philadelphia newspaper about political rival Frank Fina, a prosecutor for the former attorney general, Republican Tom Corbett. Prosecutors filed charges on Thursday, they include false swearing, criminal conspiracy, obstructing administration of law or other government functions and official oppression.

Kane has said the charges are being levied against her as payback for an investigation she launched that exposed emails being sent by public officials that contained porn:

As many of you know, I initiated an independent inquiry into the way the (Jerry) Sandusky investigation was conducted — a central concern raised during my campaign for Attorney General. During that investigation, thousands of emails were discovered sent and received by Pennsylvania public officials that contained pornographic materials.

I promised I would expose corruption and abuse of the legal system. But more importantly, I am fighting for an end to abuse of the criminal justice system, for transparency, and for better government. That doesn’t come without cost to us. But if this can be done to me as Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer of the 5th largest state in the country, I am sickened to think what can and may be done to regular, good people who don’t have the resources that I have to challenge.”

Her attorney Lanny J. Davis said that she will not step down from her position as many are calling for her to do. However, if she is found guilty, she will be forced to resign:

“This investigation is a railroad train driven by men with grudges – men who are bitter and angry at being exposed and professionally embarrassed; and men who have political agendas – trying to railroad Kathleen Kane out of office and destroy her career.”

We have not seen all of the evidence, so we can’t say whether or not Kane is innocent as she claims. However, it is interesting that she is being charged after discovering her fellow lawmakers dirty little secrets. Especially since the pornographic emails were found after prosecutors dragged their feet in serial child molester, Jerry Sandusky’s case. It took prosecutors 36 months after they had a credible witness before they charged the once beloved coach. That was absolutely despicable and it sort of smells like revenge.

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info