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HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane must report to a Montgomery County jail by Thursday morning to begin serving her 10- to 23-month perjury sentence. The ruling comes after prosecutors asked a judge to revoke Kane’s bail.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office filed a revocation request Tuesday that argued the 52-year-old Kane isn’t entitled to bail now that the state Supreme Court has declined to take up her appeal. Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy granted the request.
“Two different appellate courts have reviewed her case, yet her judgment of sentence remains,” wrote District Attorney Kevin Steele. “She received a fair trial, her guilt was proven beyond a reasonable doubt and now it is time for her to serve her sentence.”
The judge says Kane must report by 9 a.m. Thursday to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
Kane has remained out on $75,000 bail since her October 2016 sentencing on two counts of felony perjury and seven misdemeanors, including obstruction and conspiracy.
A three-judge Superior Court panel previously upheld her conviction.
Kane, a Democrat, was the first woman elected to the post of attorney general.
She was seen as a rising star in political circles, but Kane was accused of waging war on perceived political enemies. In the end, it dashed her aspirations of higher political office.
Her defense lawyer, Joshua Lock, has not returned several messages seeking comment.
Kane had argued before Superior Court that she should have been allowed to use evidence of a pornographic email scandal that rocked the state’s judicial community as well as evidence related to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case that her former office prosecuted.
The lower appeals court also rejected her argument that she should have been allowed to prevent all Montgomery County judges from handling her case, as well as her claims that evidence against her was illegally obtained and that she had been the victim of selective and vindictive prosecution.
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