Welcome To Prison! Former Democrat Attorney General Was Handcuffed In Court
You know the old adage – cheaters never prosper.
Disgraced former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, learned this lesson the hard way. Kane was sentenced to 10-23 months in federal prison for illegally disclosing details of a grand jury investigation in order to embarrass her political rival.
Kane was also sentenced to an additional 8 YEARS of probation. Wow. The judge overseeing the case, Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy, said the lengthy probation period is necessary due to Kane’s obvious motivation to commit the crime – her ego.
She accused the former attorney general of adopting an “off with your heads” mentality as she ran the state’s top law enforcement agency, and called Kane a political “neophyte” who failed to make the transition from campaigner to public servant after she took office.
“This case is about retaliation and revenge against perceived enemies who this defendant … felt had embarrassed her in the press.”
Kane’s lawyers have commented to the public that once she posts her $75,000 bail, she will appeal the conviction.
Kane and her lawyers also argue that she has already endured sufficient punishment for her crime, outside the justice system, by losing her career, law license, and reputation.
“In light of her tremendous fall from, her clean criminal record, her professional achievements… it is respectfully submitted that traditional incarceration is not necessary…”
For a former Attorney General and a team of (likely expensive) lawyers, that argument displays stunning ignorance of the legal system. The loss of your job and reputation is not an actual form of legal punishment. Come on, Kathleen, don’t be a doofus!
It’s almost like Kane doesn’t realize she interfered with a grand jury investigation. Perhaps a few years in the slammer might do her some good.
Now that Kane has been demoted and is facing impending prison, some of her employees have come forward to comment on her other behaviors in office. Erik Olsen, former Chief Deputy Attorney General under Kane, claims she created a “terror zone” in the office via “a pattern of systemic firings and Nixonian espionage.”
We’ve all had bad bosses, but “Nixonian espionage”?
That sounds miserable.
Kane should not only be ashamed of her actions because they are morally and ethically corrupt, but also because she neglected to consider the lives of her children, and how they would be affected in the event her crimes were discovered.
That’s the problem with these corrupt government officials, whether it be someone at the top, like Hillary Clinton, or even a minor-leaguer like Kathleen Kane – they believe they are too smart and cunning to ever be caught. That is, until they are.