Despite plea for leniency, Kane gets 10 to 23 months in jail

By Angela Couloumbis and Craig R. McCoy, STAFF WRITERS

Kathleen G. Kane is led out of the Montgomery County Courthouse in handcuffs by sheriff's deputies
Kathleen G. Kane is led out of the Montgomery County Courthouse in handcuffs by sheriff’s deputies

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for orchestrating an illegal news leak to damage a political enemy, capping a spectacular downfall for a woman once seen as one of the state’s fastest-rising stars.

“The case is about ego, ego of a politician consumed by her image from Day One,” Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy told Kane at the end of a five-hour hearing in Norristown. “And instead of focusing solely on the business of fighting crime, the focus was battling these perceived enemies … and utilizing and exploiting her position to do it.” A tearful Kane pleaded for leniency, urging the judge to consider the impact on her sons.

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