Kathleen Kane resigned as attorney general of Pennsylvania in 2016. The disgraced Democrat was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice.
She has now been released from prison early for good behavior.
CBS News in Philadelphia reports:
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane Released From Montgomery County Prison Early, Says She Is ‘Grateful’
Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been released early from prison. Kane was released from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville on Wednesday morning after serving eight months behind bars.
The 53-year-old walked out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility around 8:20 a.m. When asked how she felt, Kane responded “grateful.” While it’s unclear what she’s grateful for, she was emotional.
The once-prominent chief prosecutor was joyfully greeted by family members seated in a black Mercedes SUV.
Her lawyer says Kane couldn’t wait to get home to see her two sons.
The disgraced ex-attorney general saw a rapid downward spiral from what were believed to be lofty aspirations. She was sent to prison after being convicted of leaking confidential grand jury material and then attempting to cover it up.
See the tweets below for more:
Kathleen Kane bids farewell to a pair of Montgomery County corrections officers who escorted her to family members waiting in an SUV outside the jail. I’ll have a live report on #CBS3 at noon. @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/bbPJcrECj2
— Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) July 31, 2019
#JUSTIN: Sources tell Eyewitness News former #Pennsylvania #AttorneyGeneral Kathleen Kane will be released from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in #Eagleville on Wednesday morning after serving eight months behind bars. https://t.co/EkFLsa76WM
— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) July 30, 2019
Former Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she’s happy to be going home but little else as she greeted family leaving prison- headed home to Scranton pic.twitter.com/r6bZLbay7H
— BarbaraBarrWGAL (@BarbaraBarrWGAL) July 31, 2019
She is very lucky to be out early.