PHILADELPHIA (WHTM) – A grand jury found Attorney General Kathleen Kane leaked secret information to a newspaper and recommended criminal charges against her, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report.
The newspaper cited anonymous sources familiar with the decision.
The grand jury concluded that Kane violated grand jury secrecy rules by leaking the information in an attempt to embarrass political enemies, according to the report.
The grand jury’s findings reportedly have been turned over to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, which will decide whether to proceed with charges against Kane.
Kane’s attorney, Lanny Davis, said he could not confirm the report in the Inquirer.
“The Attorney General has done nothing wrong or illegal and, to my knowledge, there is no credible evidence that she has,” Davis said in a statement. “She told the truth to the grand jury at all times. I hope the district attorney will reach same conclusion.”
“This anonymous leak to the Inquirer about this alleged presentment could be, in and of itself, a possible violation of the state Grand Jury Secrecy Act,” Davis continued. “I wonder why the supervising judge who appointed the special prosecutor to investigate the Attorney General hasn’t initiated a grand jury investigation of this leak or any of the other previous leaks from this same grand jury process.”