Pa. prosecutors to seek time behind bars for ex-attorney general

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele argues that Kathleen Kane abused her power to settle a personal vendetta

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane enters a courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Norristown, Pa., where closing arguments are expected during her perjury and obstruction trial. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane enters a courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Norristown, Pa., where closing arguments are expected during her perjury and obstruction trial. (Jessica Griffin/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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