BREAKING: Kane Charged with Another Count of Perjury
According to the Associated Press, this new charge is related to the search of the AG’s office a few weeks ago.
“The new perjury count stems from her claim that she had never signed a secrecy oath preventing her from releasing information from past grand jury cases,” they write.
“Prosecutors say they recovered such a document from Kane’s office. They say she had signed it on her second day in office,” the AP continues. “She had claimed she cannot be held criminally culpable for any leak from old cases because she had not signed a secrecy oath.”
In her testimony, Kane stated that she never signed such a document and was only accountable for grand juries she oversaw. The document applies the responsibility of every grand jury investigation since 1980, including the 2009 Mondesire case, to her.
“We don’t go back and sign [oaths for] every grand jury from the beginning of time,” Kane testified on Nov. 17th, 2014. “You can’t do that.”
On August 6th, the Attorney General was charged with eight other counts related to her leak of grand jury information.
UPDATE: Laura McCrystal of the Inquirer has a copy of the document:
— Laura McCrystal (@LMcCrystal) October 1, 2015