Attorney General

Kathleen Kane Expected to Turn Herself in Saturday

The Democrat says she is innocent and is refusing to step down.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will turn herself in Saturday afternoon on criminal charges linked to a grand jury investigation, the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office told NBC10.

Kane, a Democrat, was charged with perjury, obstruction and other crimes for allegedly leaking secret grand jury information to punish two former staffers, who she thought were critical of her.

She is scheduled to go to the Montgomery County Detective Bureau in Norristown at 1:30 p.m. Saturday for processing. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m.

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman announced the charges against Kane Thursday.

Kane says she is innocent and refuses to step down. 

The 49-year-old lawyer, who won the post 2012, is the first woman and the first Democrat elected to the position.

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