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Pennsylvania attorney general resigns following perjury conviction

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced her resignation on Tuesday, one day after a jury convicted her of perjury and other crimes for leaking sealed grand jury material to a reporter. Governor Tom Wolf had called for the immediate resignation of Kane, who faces up to seven years in prison on the most serious charge when she is sentenced on Oct. 24. The resignation capped a dramatic fall for Kane, who was once seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party and became the first woman elected Pennsylvania attorney general in 2012. A jury in Norristown found her guilty on Monday of leaking information to a reporter in an effort to embarrass a rival prosecutor.
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