The Latest: Ex-Pennsylvania AG loses bid to delay jail term
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on former Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s request to delay her jail sentence (all times local):
A county judge is rejecting former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s 11th hour request to delay her deadline of Thursday morning to report to jail and begin serving a sentence for perjury.
Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy moved quickly Wednesday, denying Kane’s request for a delay shortly after it was filed.
Kane had asked for a “brief extension” so she could make arrangements for her two teenage sons.
The 52-year-old Scranton Democrat resigned in 2016 after being convicted of perjury, obstruction and other charges for leaking grand jury information and lying about it.
She’s been out on $75,000 bail pending appeals. On Monday, the state Supreme Court declined to take up her case.
She’s due to report to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility by 9 a.m. Thursday.
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane wants more time before reporting to jail to serve a sentence in a perjury case so she can make arrangements for her teenage sons.
A judge ordered her to report by 9 a.m. Thursday after the state Supreme Court earlier this week declined to hear her appeal of the 2016 conviction.
Lawyer William Brennan says the divorced Kane has primary custody of her 16- and 17-year-old sons. A motion filed Wednesday asks for “a brief extension” for Kane to start serving the 10- to 23-month sentence.
The 52-year-old Democrat from Scranton has been out on $75,000 bail since being convicted of leaking grand jury information and lying about it.
The trial judge says there’s no longer any reason for Kane to remain free.