Former Agent Suing Kathleen Kane
Claude Thomas, the former undercover agent involved in the Philly sting cases, is suing the Attorney General.
According to Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis of the Inquirer, Thomas is charging that Kane’s statement that he called the sting racially motivated is a lie.
Thomas, who is black, says that Kane’s allegation was a plot to “insidiously play the race card.”
Regular followers of the Kathleen Kane saga know that it was the Attorney General’s anger over this story that lead her to leak a retaliatory piece against Philadelphia prosecutor Frank Fina.
The investigation into that leak led a grand jury to recommend charges against Kane and James Barker’s firing after talking to that grand jury has caused a hearing to be called for the AG to answer questions over his dismissal.
If you’re confused at this point, don’t feel bad, the controversy surrounding the Attorney General has grown quite complicated.
At the center of this case is whether Kane lied about Thomas’ feelings about the case. Unfortunately for Kane, Thomas is not the only one who is claiming the AG is lying about what he said.
Her former top aide Adrian King testified last year that he warned her about leaking grand jury information. Kane said under oath that King supported the move.
Meanwhile, the hearing into the Barker firing is scheduled for this Monday, April 27th.