After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear her appeal, disgraced former Attorney General Kathleen Kane has exhausted her legal options and must begin serving her jail sentence.
Kane, 52, the first woman and first Democrat to be elected to the state’s top law enforcement job, was convicted two years ago on perjury and other charges, but the judge in the case said she did not have to serve her 10- to 23-month sentence in the Montgomery County prison until her state appeals were over.
Kane asked the high court to hear her case earlier this year, after the state Superior Court affirmed her conviction for perjury and for leaking grand jury information to hurt a rival. Kane had argued among other things that a special prosecutor who first built the case against her lacked legal authority.
The justices, in their unanimous decision, did not provide an explanation for their denial.
Kate Delano, spokesperson for Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, said the office will now move to revoke Kane’s bail. A judge could order her immediate imprisonment or the two sides could agree on a date for her to report to jail.
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