Ex-attorney general released after posting bail

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s former top prosecutor has been released from jail about two hours after she was placed in a holding cell for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation and lying about it under oath.

Former Attorney General Kathleen Kane was ordered Monday to serve 10 to 23 months in county jail in the perjury and obstruction case.

Warden Julio Algarin says Kane was processed and briefly held before she paid her $75,000 bail with a cashier’s check shortly before 6 p.m.

A jury this summer found that Kane leaked grand jury material to the press to embarrass a rival and then lied about it under oath. Her attorneys had pushed for a probation sentence.

Algarin says the 50-year-old was treated like every other convict brought to the facility.

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