Kane Aide Still Getting Paid Despite Conviction

reeseKathleen Kane’s driver is still drawing a paycheck.

According to Wallace McKelvey of the Patriot-News, Patrick Reese is continuing to receive his $99,658 annual salary (along with $62,000 in benefits) despite being charged, convicted of criminal contempt and sentenced to 3-6 months in prison.

This runs counter to a policy signed by Kane herself in 2013 that called for employees to be suspended if they were charged for activity related to the job. If convicted, there are supposed to be fired.

“The attorney general has the ultimate authority to make the final decision on discipline,” Kane’s spokesman Chuck Ardo responded. “She has chosen to wait until Mr. Reese’s appeal is heard before acting.”

Reese illegally searched emails in order to find information on the officials in charge of the investigation into Kane as well as the AG’s political enemies.

While it is not clear why Kane has shown such favoritism towards Reese, her actions have been noted by her employees.

“There are one set of rules for Kane and her inner circle,” one staffer told McKelvey. “And another set of rules for everyone else. It didn’t start out that way, but that’s the way it is.”

May 25th, 2016 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 67 Comments

67 thoughts on “Kane Aide Still Getting Paid Despite Conviction”

  1. Garrett says:

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  2. aaron says:

    Jim – Stiop lying. Posting on a web-site isn’t texting. You are the retard troll.

  3. Jim LaPorte says:

    Brett, this is exactly why you’ll never get taken seriously. I’m using a cell phone to text so big deal I dint push the caps button down all the way. You fail to address the issue start personal attacks. Say what you want, post information from some report out 5 years ago and we’re to arrive at the same conclusion. Give the personal attacks a rest and talk FACTS.

  4. HaHaHa says:

    Um … Jim …

    Is your last name “Laporte” or “LaPorte”?? Because, inside of a couple hours, you have spelled it both ways. Do you not know how to spell your own name, Jim?

    OMG – he is sooooo dumb.

  5. PatheticTrollSpongeBob says:

    Sometimes I like to use “Jim Laporte”!! And, when I am cross-dressing, I go with “Brandy.” I have given up on Unsanctioned R because I have been OWNED too many times and I get really mad when I see “Unsanctioned R(etard)”

  6. Jim LaPorte says:

    Brett, I’m neither if it happens it happens. I’m just tired of hearing all this stuff about Fina and Seth Williams getting arrested but nothing happens. If the truth comes out at trial will you support the verdict or claim it was a malicious prosecution if she is found guilty.

  7. Marie says:

    Wonder if Seth Williams has thought about what he will do next year when he is no longer D.A. Even if you throw out all the crazy stuff he walked into recently,
    we now find out that Seth Williams doesn’t even care about innocent people in prison for crimes they did not commit:

    From PennLive article — “The committee’s work took four long years but, in 2011, it released its report, a 316-page tome that thoroughly analyzed the causes of wrongful convictions and offered a series of recommendations to fix the problem.

    The committee’s recommendations included greater preservation of biological evidence, changes in witness interviews and photo lineups, state-based funding for indigent defense services, video and audio recording of interrogations, and compensation for people who are wrongly convicted.

    Unfortunately, law enforcement, led by the District Attorneys’ association, released its own “minority report.”

    That report diminished the committee’s recommendations and refused to even acknowledge the reality of innocent people in prison.

    Signers of the minority report included Ed Marsico, Frank Fina, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala, and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams.

    Perhaps most appalling of all, the minority report called the idea of compensating wrongly convicted people “preposterous.”

    Apparently – Seth Williams’ good buddy, Frank Fina, thinks he deserves taxpayer $$$ and has sued the State trying to get some. But – he doesn’t think people who get sent to jail by corrupt prosecutors like him should recover. Shame on him.

    And shame on Seth Williams for ignoring modern tools to combat the problem of innocent people being thrown in prison.

  8. Pat Unger says:

    LaDouche – Perhaps you missed this article:

    http://6abc.com/politics/philadelphia-da-seth-williams-target-of-fed-probe/951672/

    Would way rather be Kane facing trumped-up nonsense in State Court than Williams facing the FBI and US Attorney’s Office. That’t the big-leagues. Seth should gutted fitted for that orange jump-suit and continue working with Bernard Hopkins.

  9. HaHaHa says:

    The Feds take their time, Jim. Be patient!!

    Perhaps you missed the article posted below about the “Playbook?” Arrests are in there. Your focus on “arrests” – which mean nothing if the prosecutors have an axe to grind, makes me think you are either a shill or really dumb. Which one is it, Jim?

    I can’t wait for Kane’s trial Jim. You know – the TRUTH comes out at trials.

  10. Jim Laporte says:

    HaHaHa aka Brett Cott. Don’t you feel guilty talking about other people who should be arrested and you were arrested after Fina prosecuted you and you went to jail.

    You all talk about investigatios, missing files etc., people who are corrupt and going to be arrested and nothing ever happens. I mean the only people arrested that I’ve seen here are Cott, Kane and her driver.

  11. aaron says:

    Hey Seth — Who slashed the tires?

  12. HaHaHa says:

    Below is Kathy Martin, Seth’s “Chief of Staff” and 2nd in command, defending the men who sent racist, sexist e-mails from their Government computers … e-mails making light of statutory rape, suggesting a woman’s place is in the home and suggesting that women who do enter the workforce better be ready to perform oral sex on their male bosses:

    “Keeping them here working exhibits our faith in them that they’re smart, capable, hard-working, dedicated civil servants,” Kathy Martin said.

    Ms. Martin did not mention that one of the men is her husband’s client in a money-driven lawsuit. That’s a relevant fact, huh? Wonder why she didn’t mention it!!! LOL. Her husband, in an attempt to secure some taxpayer $$$ in a recovery is trying to paint Fina as a poor victim … a “dedicated public servant.”

    Hmmmm. And now Levant’s wife is saying it in the Press on behalf of the Philadelphia D.A.’s Office. Quite a coincidence!! So convenient for Levant and Fina. The stars just aligned perfectly …

    These rascals need to be removed before they do even more damage.

  13. Seth Williams' New Chief of Staff and General Counsel says:

    Hold on!?! Am I going to jail too?

    I mean … Yeah, we demoted that female Deputy for no reason other than her doing her job. And … Yeah – I have no business earning six-figures from the City …

    But this was all my husband’s doings. Him and Seth Williams … with Frank Fina helping out. Why should I have to go to jail????

  14. Whistleblower - PA says:

    The FBI is surely looking at how it was that Seth Williams paid Bob Levant for the legal services provided to Seth Williams.It is not legal to pay your attorney with a salary to your attorney’s wife. That’s called corruption. And it will land Seth Williams in jail if that’s what happened. Oh yeah — if it is true that Fina and his pals “handled” Harry Levant’s case for him, then they will ALL be in orange jump-suits. Harry is Bob Levant’s brother. He is also a thief. Word is that the Unit run by Fina’s pals grabbed Harry’s case and arranged another “special” deal for Harry Just like Tyron Ali, Harry didn’t go to jail. There were no Press Releases. Let’s see if Harry had to pay back all the money he stole from his clients. Paging Chris Brennan! Paging Chris Brennan!!

  15. Observer #3 says:

    Yep. And Fina stole the Ali file when he fled the AG’s Office. That creep has something to hide!! Hope the Feds are paying attention.

  16. HaHaHa says:

    No surprise that DA Williams continues to employ a racist – Frank Fina – as a prosecutor either. Neither of them will have a job soon. They may be in orange jump-suits.

    It’s worse in Seth Williams’ case. Because not only has Seth Williams not fired the racist Fina, But Seth Williams is letting Frank Fina run the Philadelphia DA’s Office.

    How else can the hiring of the new 2nd-in-command Kathy Martin be explained?
    Martin has a shady background (representing rapists, drug dealers and murderers). She was a part time prosecutor for a cup of coffee in rural PA somewhere. And then – all of a sudden – she is 2nd in Command in a big city D.A.’s Office (Philadelphia)!!!

    Weird huh?

    Kathy Martin’s title is “Chief of Staff” and “General Counsel.” She has ZERO general counsel experience and just about no prosecutorial experience. Did she interview with the Hiring Committee? Did she get vetted by HR folks? How did she walk off the street into a six-figure salary with the City?

    Hmmmmmm …… Let’s see …..

    When Kathleen Kane won the AG race, but before she took office, then Deputy AG Frank Fina finalized his “unjust” plea deal with Tyron Ali – the con-man cooperator in the sting case. Bruce Beemer, the 1st Asst at the OAG who testified AGAINST Kane, called Fina’s plea deal “unjust.” Frank Fina dropped all of the over 2,000 criminal charges that were pending against Tyron Ali. Fina also let Ali keep the $430K he stole from a non-profit set up to help children. That was taxpayer $$$.

    Why’d Fina let him keep it? Traditionally – a criminal who makes a deal with a prosecutor has to pay restitution. Why did Fina let Ali keep all that taxpayer money?

    Well — con-man Tyron Ali is represented by Bob Levant. Fina negotiated that sweet deal, in the 11th hour (right before Kane was set to take over) with attorney Bob Levant.

    And now Fina is suing the AG’s Office for more taxpayer money. And guess who one of his attorneys is? Yep — Bob Levant.

    Rumor has it that Bob Levant has also helped Seth Williams with the FBI’s criminal investigation into Williams.

    A ways back, Seth Williams hired Frank Fina. Whether he knew of Fina’s “e-mail issues” when he hired Fina we may never know. But Williams certainly knows now. And the Superior Court just called Fina’s conduct in the Penn State case “highly improper.” Williams certainly knows that too.

    “Chief of Staff/General Counsel” is a high paying job. Six figures. Seth Williams hired Kathy Martin off the street into that job. She has zero general counsel experience and hardly any prosecutorial experience.

    But – Kathy Martin is Bob Levant’s wife!!

    Now – Seth Williams’ “Chief of Staff” is in the Press, speaking on behalf of the Philadelphia DA’s Office, defending and praising her husband’s racist client – Frank Fina.

    Huge coincidence, huh?? I think not. It’s no wonder that Williams refuses to fire Fina. They are in bed together. Levant and Martin are on that stinky mattress too.

    Is it OK that Kathy Martin, a high-paid City employee, has a financial interest in smearing the AG and propping up her husband’s racist client – Frank Fina?

    Is it OK that Williams and Martin recently demoted a female Deputy who suggested the DA’s Office not employ racists and sexists as prosecutors?

    Is it OK that Seth Williams has a financial interest in keeping Fina around? Just look at who is running Seth Williams’ PAC. His name is Mike Barley. And he is a Corbett guy – just like Frank Fina. Google “On the Rocks – Seth Williams” and read the article. You will see Seth Williams’ motive here — political survival. He has no friends and no money. Fina & The Corbett Pervs are his only hope!!

  17. Jared says:

    No surprise here. Need to bank some money once Kane is no longer employed or employable cause no law firm in NEPA will want to touch her. And someone needs to keep her in style. Might as well be Pat. These two are Dunmore’s second worst kept secret, right behind Uncle Louie, and just ahead of Nick DeSando’s extra curricular activities

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