Even as Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s August 8th court date fast approaches, her top aides have been interviewing to fill an opening in her office, a notable candidate for which is the son of an opposing witness in Kane’s case.
According to Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy of the Inquirer, Matthew Peifer was interviewed on Monday by Kane’s Chief of Staff for a position in the office’s Child Predator Unit.
Peifer is the son of David Peifer, a former Kane aide who had agreed to work with prosecutors in exchange for immunity.
Jeff Johnson, a spokesman for Kane, claimed that neither Kane not David Peifer were involved in the hiring process of Matthew Peifer, and another spokesman said that Kane had not been aware that Matthew Peifer had applied for the position.
Kane is facing twelve charges, including two counts of perjury and ten misdemeanors.