Report: Grand Jury Recommends Criminal Charges Against Kane
According to Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the jury favors presenting charges of perjury and contempt of court.
The decision of whether to arrest Kane falls to Republican District Attorney of Montgomery County Risa Vetri Ferman, as the case was filed in Montco.
This case stems from a June Daily News article that suggested Frank Fina fumbled a case involving a Philly civil rights leader.
Kane and Fina have a well-known feud and it is possible (if not likely) her leak was an attempt at retaliation after the Inquirer revealed Kane had shut down a promising case looking into the corruption of Philly State Representatives.
The Attorney General insists she did not leak or authorize anyone to leak any material that hadn’t been approved for outside dissemination.
Ferman is currently conducting a review of the grand jury presentment.
Update: Attorney General Kathleen Kane released the following statement on Friday:
I did nothing illegal. Period. Any fair and impartial review of the facts would conclude that. This seems to me to be another political attack on my attempt to clean up Harrisburg and its political culture.
They have fought me all the way, including an effort to impeach me.
Since taking office, I have torn up their questionable contracts, cleaned up their investigations, broke their pornography ring and prosecuted corrupt officials.
I will continue to clean up Harrisburg, despite these attacks that seem to be more about politics than the merits.