According to a court filing on Wednesday by supervising Judge William R. Carpenter of Montgomery County, the statewide grand jury that investigated Kane for alleged leaks to a Philadelphia newspaper recommended a previously undisclosed charge of criminal contempt.
“The truth is crying to be heard,” Carpenter wrote.
In a brief to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Montgomery County judge wrote that the grand jury had proposed this charge to go along with perjury, official oppression, obstruction of justice and false swearing.
This differs from a December filing in which Carpenter had only mentioned the four charges above. The development could have a significant impact on the legal approach of Kane and her lawyers.
Last month, Kane and her lawyer, Lanny Davis, stated that the special prosecutor had found no evidence to support a charge for contempt of court; therefore she had not violated the law.
So far, Kane has maintained her innocence and vehemently proclaims she has done nothing wrong.