Prosecutors to seek time behind bars for ex-attorney general

Kathleen Kane
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Prosecutors will seek a jail or prison sentence for former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane in a perjury and obstruction case.

Kane faces sentencing next week after a jury convicted her of leaking grand jury material to a newspaper and then lying about it under oath.

The 50-year-old Kane has two school-age children and will push for probation or house arrest at the Oct. 24 hearing.

The first-term Democrat from the Scranton area stepped down after her August conviction on two felony and seven misdemeanor counts.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele argues in a memo Monday that Kane abused her power to settle a personal vendetta.

He says he will seek consecutive sentences on many of the counts. He says the maximum sentence is 12 to 24 years in prison.

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