Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kane's Last-Minute Plea to Delay Jail Denied

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kane's Last-Minute Plea to Delay Jail Denied

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HARRISBURG - A Montgomery County judge on Thursday rejected an 11th-hour appeal by former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane for more time before she must report to jail to begin serving a 10- to 23-month sentence on perjury and other crimes.

Through her lawyer, William J. Brennan, Kane had filed court papers telling Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy that she is a single mother who has primary custody of her sons, both of whom are in high school. She requested a brief extension to make "custodial arrangements" - a request that her ex-husband supported, Mr. Brennan wrote.

Judge Demchick-Alloy denied the request.

Earlier this week, Judge Demchick-Alloy had ordered that Kane report to the Montgomery County Correctional facility by 9 a.m. Thursday.

Mr. Brennan said Kane was disappointed by the ruling, and that there will be "a lot of scrambling" to get her affairs in order before surrendering. …

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