Kathleen Kane Formally Arraigned
No one saw it, though, and Kane never set foot in the courtroom.
Judge Cathleen Kelly Rebar allowed the AG to appear by video conference and reporters were only allowed to listen to audio from the courtroom.
The scene in the courtroom was actually quite peculiar.
The Judge angled the screen that Kane appeared on so that it only faced her. The Judge stated that she always did things this way.
When reporters objected to this action and the fact that no official court reporter was present, Judge Rebar replied that “this is a court of no record.”
Kane was fingerprinted, photographed for a mug shot and released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.
As was revealed on Thursday, Kane is charged with obstructing administration of law or other government function, official oppression, criminal conspiracy, perjury and false swearing.
They amounted to eight charges in total, one felony and seven misdemeanors.
The Attorney General chose not to speak, dodging a phalanx of reporters through a side door.
Her lawyer, Ross Kramer reiterated Kane’s claims that she is innocent and will not resign.
The next step, a preliminary hearing, is set for August 24th.