By Pat Loeb
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A former police chief, who serves as Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s driver, has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped her leak grand jury material.
Patrick Reese left his job as police chief in the town of Dunmore to be a supervisory special agent on the Attorney General’s security detail. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman, last week, charged him with contempt of court for allegedly violating an order protecting material from a grand jury looking into Kane.
“Agent Reese, on a repeated basis, snuck into those grand jury files,” Ferman says, “and obtained confidential grand jury information.”
Ferman charged Reese at the same time she charged Kane with leaking material from another grand jury in an alleged attempt to embarrass a former prosecutor.
Kane did not enter a plea at her arraignment, but Reese pleaded not guilty. He was released without being required to post bail. Neither he nor his attorney made any statements.
Ferman has said the investigation is continuing.