Prosecutors oppose house arrest for former Penn. attorney general convicted of felony perjury and conspiracy

MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) 10/14 — A prosecutor has opposed house arrest for a former state attorney general convicted in a perjury and obstruction case and signaled he will seek a two-year prison sentence for her.

Former attorney general Kathleen Kane, a one-term Democrat, has said she hopes to be considered for probation or home confinement at her Oct. 24 sentencing in Montgomery County.

However, District Attorney Kevin Steele, also a Democrat, wrote in court papers Friday that Kane, who’s 50 years old, shouldn’t qualify for home confinement because she faces a state prison sentence of two years or more, not a jail sentence that would keep her in the county system.

A jury in August convicted Kane of leaking grand jury documents to a newspaper to embarrass a rival and then lying about it under oath. Kane, the first Democrat and first woman elected to the office, was convicted of two felony counts of perjury and seven misdemeanor counts, including obstruction and conspiracy.

Kane’s political consultant, testifying with a grant of immunity, changed his grand jury testimony and told jurors that he had conspired with Kane to leak the grand jury material and frame her chief deputy for the crime.

Kane stepped down after the conviction, although her lawyers are exploring an appeal. Defense lawyers in a filing on Thursday suggested her guideline sentence could be nine months or less.

In asking for a home confinement assessment, they described Kane as the primary caregiver for her two sons. But Steele argued Friday that she has joint custody with her ex-husband. He also argued that Kane has no known health problems that might qualify her for a non-jail sentence.

Kane, a former assistant county prosecutor from the Scranton area, was a rising star in the Democratic Party when she took office in 2013, after funding her statewide campaign with help from her then-husband’s trucking fortune. She soon became embroiled in a series of political squabbles inside and outside her office, some prompted by her investigation into pornography on state computers, which brought down two state Supreme Court justices.

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