According to Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis of the Inquirer, the Attorney General has been called by Judge John Cleland to explain allegations she made against Judge Barry Feudale.
Feudale accused Kane of leaking his emails to the press. In response, Kane sent out a press release which included Feudale’s messages to McCoy and Couloumbis, which she stated were on an OAG server.
“The seriousness of this reckless breach of sealed Supreme Court documents, orchestrated by the presiding judge of a state investigative grand jury, with attorneys and the very reporters who have covered some of the Sandusky, Computergate, and Bonusgate cases, cannot be overstated. The OAG is currently litigating post-conviction motions involving these cases,” Kane concluded her statement.
Judge Cleland then asked the Attorney General to produce evidence that there was a leak in the Sandusky case. When Kane responded that she couldn’t, Cleland called for to take questions from him and Sandusky’s lawyers in a private session.
Kane’s spokesman Chuck Ardo says that the AG was not trying to allege that Feudale leaked information related to the Sandusky case, instead she was merely pointing out how egregious it was that someone of Feudale’s stature was leaking information.
Yet in September Ardo told Sandusky’s lawyer that information in that case may have been leaked.
“The attorney general herself is not convinced that the leaks did not emanate from the Office of Attorney General and will comply with any subpoena seeking information about email traffic between this office and the judge,” Ardo said then.
Hopefully Kane’s testimony can clear these issues up, although clarity has not been a hallmark of this saga.