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Still In Jail, Kane Loses Her Law License

March 23, 2019

Still serving her prison time, former attorney general Kathleen G. Kane has agreed to resign from practicing law.

The state Supreme Court order officially disbarring her, issued Friday, includes Kane’s formal resignation from the practice of law. In the resignation, Kane acknowledges her criminal convictions prevent her from winning any attempt to keep her law license, which the state Supreme Court suspended in September 2015. That was shortly after prosecutors charged her with criminal behavior for leaking secret grand jury information and lying about it before a grand jury.

Kane’s sister, Ellen, a former deputy attorney general, signed the resignation as a witness.

In August 2016, a Montgomery County jury convicted Kane, 52, of Waverly Twp., of perjury, false swearing, obstructing the administration of law, official oppression and conspiracy.

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel sought discipline against Kane in papers filed Feb. 4.

Kane began a 10- to 23-month sentence for the convictions Nov. 29 in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.

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