Kane’s Driver Still Working in AG Office
On August 6th, when the Attorney General was charged on eight counts, it was revealed that her driver Patrick Reese was also charged with criminal contempt.
Nevertheless, two weeks later he is still working despite the fact that office policy dictates that non-elected employees must be suspended without pay if they’re charged with a work related crime.
According to Matt Gelb of the Inquirer, though, the AG is still reviewing what to do with Reese.
Kane’s spokesman Chuck Ardo told Gelb that the issue is “under review” and will be decided soon.
Ardo also disclosed that the Attorney General’s controversial Chief of Staff Jonathan Duecker is in charge of the review. When asked by Gelb why a review would be necessary in the first place Ardo seemed flummoxed.
“I can’t answer,” Ardo said. “I’m not sure what they’re looking at.”
UPDATE: Brad Bumsted is reporting that Kane will not suspend Reese.
“It has been determined his alleged violation did not rise to the level of suspension and that the office policy never envisioned this kind of charge,” Ardo told Bumsted.