According to Steve Esack of Morning Call, Kathleen Kane has lost a ruling to have criminal perjury charges thrown out of court on grounds that prosecutors and judges are biased against her.
Kane’s lawyers filed the dismissal legal brief in March in an attempt to get all Montgomery County judges removed from the case. They claimed the three judges were too close to Kane’s investigation and prosecution, which might give them a vested interested in the outcome of the case.
The judges are former district attorney, Judge Risa Ferman, whose office filed the initial charges last year; Judge William Carpenter, who oversaw the grand jury; and Judge Carolyn Tornetta Carluccio, whose husband was appointed by Carpenter as the special prosecutor.
The ruling was a victory for Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele who is prosecuting the perjury trial against Kane which is set to start Aug. 8th in Montgomery County Court.
Kane has been charged with two counts of perjury and ten misdemeanors.