Attorney general’s office to issue report on explicit emails
A report from a law firm reviewing explicit and objectionable emails recovered from computers in the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office will be released next week, a spokesman for the AG’s office said Thursday.
A team led by former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler was hired nearly a year ago to comb through millions of emails and report what they found.
Chuck Ardo, a spokesman for Attorney General Bruce Beemer, said the agency plans to release information about the emails in the middle of next week. He did not disclose how much detail will be made public.
Dozens of employees of the office have been disciplined for exchanging emails. Those emails were discovered during a separate internal review of how state prosecutors handled the child molestation investigation of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Former Attorney General Kathleen Kane commissioned the Gansler team’s review last year. She called it “a unique opportunity to see the problem, hidden away for many years, address the problem and progress as a commonwealth.”
She described the emails as “racist, misogynistic, homophobic and religiously offensive” and has previously disclosed thousands of them to reporters and to the wider public.