Prosecutors to seek time behind bars for ex-attorney general

Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane leaves Montgomery County's courtroom during a lunch break in her trial, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. in Norristown, Pa. A former top aide to Pennsylvania's attorney general Kathleen Kane testified Wednesday that his "heart sank a little" when his boss asked him to try to block a special investigation into a grand jury leak. (Clem Murray/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)

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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