By Mike Dougherty, Alexandria Hoff
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – A Montgomery County judge has arraigned Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on more than six charges after she turned herself in on Saturday.
She is accused of leaking secret grand jury information as payback to a political rival. Charges including perjury and obstruction were filed against Kane on Thursday.
Her attorney, Ross Kramer, says this battle is far from finished:
“We see no reason at all to recommend that she resign. She has no plans to resign.”
Kramer says Kane is in good spirits, even after being fingerprinted and having her mugshot taken:
“We’re very confident that when all the facts in the case come out, that she is going to be exonerated.”
Kane was released on $10,000 unsecured bond, meaning she didn’t have to turn over any money to leave. Kane is prohibited from retaliation against witnesses as per the conditions of bail.
Prosecutor Kevin Steele says a preliminary hearing is set for August 24th.”
“Our job going forward here is simply to do justice and bring the truth out in the courtroom.”
A confident yet quiet Kane was ushered through an eager crowd when she arrived to the courthouse at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
She spent only about 30 minutes inside and did not enter a plea. She also did not speak other than to respond “yes” or “no” to the judge.
Guards attempted a diversion as Kane exited the courthouse.