These new developments involve a felony count of perjury and two misdemeanors, false swearing and obstruction.
They stem from Kane’s insistence during testimony that she had not signed an oath to never reveal grand jury information from any case since the current system was set up in 1980. Agents found the signed oath in her office last September.
Kane’s lawyer Gerald Shargel asserts that the AG simply doesn’t remember signing the document.
“Everything she did suggested that she forgot she signed it,” he said. “This was an honest mistake.”
“We are very, very optimistic about this,” Shargel concluded. “The fight goes on.”
In total, Kane now faces two felony counts of perjury as well as ten misdemeanors: three counts of official oppression, three counts of conspiracy, two counts of false swearing and two counts of obstruction.