Kane wants criminal charges tossed, judges taken off her case

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Pa Attorney General Kathleen Kane

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Lawyers for Attorney General Kathleen Kane have filed a motion in Commonwealth Court requesting that the charges against her be quashed because she is victim of selective and vindictive prosecution.

She also asks Montgomery County judges be removed from hearing her case and that an out of county judge be appointed.  Kane says three  Montgomery County judges have close ties in the case and a clear interest in its outcome.

The filings comes five months before Kane is scheduled to stand trial on charges that she allegedly leaked secret grand jury information to a reporter in order to politically hurt a rival and that she lied about it under oath.

Charges against Kane include Perjury and Obstruction.

Also on Friday, Kane’s lawyer, and the Montgomery County District Attorney both  filed pre-trial motions for discovery in the case.