Kane Asks for House Arrest
According to Wallace McKelvey of the Patriot-News, former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane wants to be considered for house arrest in order to avoid a stay in state prison.
Last August, a twelve person jury found Kane guilty after prosecutors argued that she organized a leak of secret grand jury materials and then lied about it in order to get revenge against her political rivals. Kane did not testify at trial and resigned two days after the verdict was announced.
If the presiding judge, Wendy Demchick-Alloy, decides to deny Kane’s request at her Oct. 24th sentencing, Kane could face up to 28 years in prison.
“[Kane] respectfully submits that, as a non-violent offender with no prior record and a low risk of recidivism and who is the primary caregiver for two minor children, she is an appropriate candidate for House Arrest,” wrote Marc Steinberg, Kane’s attorney, in a court filing submitted on Thursday.
If the request is approved, Kane’s situation will be assessed to determine if house arrest is a suitable course of action.
The filing states that, if approved, Kane’s house arrest would be supervised by Brian Jeffers, director of Lackawanna County Community Corrections.
Prosecutors were given until Friday to respond to Kane’s request.