Pennsylvania AG: Kane’s former No. 2 to leave job next week

Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce Beemer speaks with members of the media after taking the oath of office in a closed door ceremony at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. Gov. Tom Wolf nominated Beemer to head the office racked by infighting and scandal under Kathleen Kane who was convicted of leaking secret grand jury information to smear a rival and lying under oath to cover it up. She resigned Aug. 17 and faces prison time. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s new attorney general says his predecessor’s former second-in-command will leave the job after this week.

Attorney General Bruce Beemer says Friday will be the last day as solicitor general for Kathleen Kane’s onetime No. 2, Bruce Castor.

Bruce Castor (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Bruce Castor (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Kane created the position of solicitor general in March and filled it with Castor, a former district attorney and elected commissioner in Montgomery County.

He’s also a central figure in the Bill Cosby case, having chosen a decade ago not to charge the entertainer with sex assault.

Kane, a Democrat, resigned in August following her conviction on charges that include perjury.

A call seeking comment from Castor wasn’t immediately returned Tuesday.

Beemer on Tuesday also named Robert Mulle as first deputy attorney general and appointed James Donahue III as acting chief of staff.

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