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DE­FEN­DANT: For­mer Penn­syl­va­nia At­tor­ney Gen­eral Kath­leen Grana­han Kane, 52, of Lack­awanna County. CRIME: On Aug. 15, 2016, Kane, the first Demo­crat and the first woman ever elected at­tor­ney gen­eral, was con­victed of charges of per­jury, ob­struct­ing ad­min­is­tra­tion of law, of­fi­cial op­pres­sion, false swear­ing and con­spir­acy. The jury de­ter­mined Kane or­ches­trated the il­le­gal dis­clo­sure of se­cret grand jury in­for­ma­tion to the me­dia and then en­gaged in acts de­signed to con­ceal and cover up her con­duct. SEN­TENCE: Mont­gomery County Judge Wendy Dem­chick-Al­loy sen­tenced Kane to a 10-to-23-month jail term. With an ad­di­tional eight years of pro­ba­tion, Kane will be un­der court su­per­vi­sion for 10 years. The judge or­dered Kane to re­port to jail on Nov. 29, 2018.

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