Monday, March 25, 2019

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Disbarred By Consent

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted the consent disbarment of former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

The Morning Call reported

After a jury trial, Kane was convicted on nine counts in August 2016 for leaking information about a grand jury investigation to a Philadelphia newspaper and lying about it.

She reported to Montgomery County Correctional Facility on Nov. 30 to begin serving a 10-to-23-month sentence.

Kane, who is from the Scranton area, was the state’s first woman and first Democrat to be elected attorney general, winning in a landslide in 2012. Her conviction came before she completed the term.

In 1993, Kane obtained her law license, and after she was charged, her license was suspended in 2015. Kane voluntarily resigned from the practice of law this month, according to a March 11 filing by the Supreme Court disciplinary board.

The same source has links to its extensive coverage of the matter. (Mike Frisch)

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2019/03/the-pennsylvania-supreme-court-has-accepted-the-consent-disbarment.html

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