Kane’s Racial Claims ‘A Complete Lie’

KaneIt’s been a tough year for Attorney General Kathleen Kane, but this latest news may be the most damaging yet.

According to Craig McCoy and Angela Couloumbis of the Inquirer, the documents and testimony Attorney General Kane relied on to abandon a sting operation didn’t exist.

Back in March, the Inquirer broke a story about Kane shutting down an operation that sought to target corrupt State Representatives in Philadelphia. In defense, the Attorney General asserted that the case was “poorly conceived, badly managed and tainted by racism.”

To back up these claims, Kane cited notes from an interview one of her agents, Kevin Wevodau, conducted with Claude Thomas, the agent in charge of the investigation. She also stated that an affidavit emerged from this meeting backing up the claims of racial bias.

The only problem? The notes and the affidavit do not exist.

Prosecutors from Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams’ office (who charged two State Reps. involved in the case last week), told the Inquirer that the only evidence for Kane’s account is a memo from Wevodau.

The memo was written four days after Kane cited the notes and the affidavit in an April press conference. Wevodau’s memo came fifteen months after his interview with Thomas.

As for Thomas, who jumped from Kane’s office to Williams’ staff last year, he rejects the Attorney General’s claims.

“I never uttered those words or anything near those words. That is a complete lie,” Thomas told the Inquirer. “For the entire investigation, race never came up whatsoever.”

December 22nd, 2014 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 65 Comments

65 thoughts on “Kane’s Racial Claims ‘A Complete Lie’”

  1. Endang says:

    Podolgo vreme One imaat odlichna pduona. Verojatno najdobar odnos kvalitet/cena. Ama ova so cena za vospostavuvanje povik im e najglupo neshto shto go napravile. Sami si se vrakjaat od percepcija na operator koj raboti bez skrieni troshoci (i reklami imaa so koja gi trolaa T-Mobile i Vip) vo standarden operator. Tapa poteg.

  2. Unsanctioned R says:

    That’s right David…I’m sure her kids will be unaffected are better served during this time with her spending as little time with them as possible. Sheesh.

  3. Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D. says:

    @ DD:

    As usual, you quibble; WHATEVER the “problems @ home” may be, they do not justify this pattern of alleged-negligence.

  4. David Diano says:

    Unsanctioned R-

    Who said anything about kids (besides you)?

  5. Unsanctioned R says:

    David, once you have kids, you’ll understand that if you start treating them as “distractions at home” you’re in a nearly unredeemable place.

  6. Robert B. Sklaroff, M.D. says:

    @ DD:

    Your bag of rationalizations seems bottomless; at least you have tacitly admitted that she hasn’t paid sufficient attention to detail.

  7. David Diano says:

    Unsanctioned R-

    Or maybe the problems at home were affecting her work, and now resolving those issues may remove a distraction and allow better focus.

  8. Unsanctioned R says:

    Politics can be tough on families. No one would fault her for resigning to reprioritize family.

  9. Doug says:

    Internet tough guy alert!

  10. Robert Sklaroff, M.D. says:

    (I had typed “purely” but the ‘puter changed it to “sorely”; I suppose both are apt, in different ways.)

  11. Robert Sklaroff, M.D. says:

    @ DD:

    My point was sorely political; the timing is uncanny, you must agree, noting the Absence of support from anyone else (of import, which excludes you, of course).

  12. David Diano says:

    Robert –

    If we were voting with our feet, it would be to kick you in the @ss for your insensitive comments and insinuations about Kane and her marriage. She’s going through a tough time in her personal life, and you can’t help being a jerk. No surprise.

  13. Unsanctioned R says:

    She needs our prayers.

  14. Robert Sklaroff, M.D. says:

    One must now wonder if her husband is “voting with his feet,” a side-effect of perceptions of the news; the timing is uncanny, for one would think she would view enlisting his support as a priority … were any possibility extant that it could be obtained.

  15. Doug says:

    Santa didn’t give out any common sense this year it seems

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