State ethics commission now investigating AG Kathleen Kane

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HARRISBURG, Pa. – The State Ethics Commission has initiated a full investigation of Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  The investigation was revealed in a December 24 letter to good government activist Gene Stilp.

Stilp filed a complaint last summer after Kane held a news-conference in which she vowed to fight allegations that she leaked information of a secret grand jury investigation.  Stilp questioned Kane’s use of Office of Attorney General personnel, resources and information.

Stilp said, “The complaint gave the Ethics Commission the ability to dig a lot deeper and interview OAG personnel as to what they knew about Kane’s activities using OAG personnel and resources for her criminal defense. I hope the investigation also leads to a full review of Kane’s nepotism, cronyism and favoritism in her hometown hiring practices for OAG positions.”

The State Ethics Commission investigation works in secrecy and it could take months before it announces its findings.