Pennsylvania attorney general resigns following perjury conviction

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 16, 2016 1:39 PM

(Reuters) - 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 news reporter.

"I have been honored to serve the people of Pennsylvania and I wish them health and safety in all their days," Kane said in a statement. Her deputy, Bruce Castor, is scheduled to address the media later on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Joseph Ax; Editing by Bernard Orr)