Former Pennsylvania attorney general released from jail early

Pennsylvania

Kane resigned after being convicted of leaking grand jury material and lying about it

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pa., on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Kane was sentenced in 2016 to 10-to-23 months for perjury, obstruction and other counts.

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pa., on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Kane was sentenced in 2016 to 10-to-23 months for perjury, obstruction and other counts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

EAGLEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been released from jail after serving less than a year for a grand jury secrecy violation.

The 53-year-old left the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in the Philadelphia suburbs about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Kane is a Scranton native who was the first Democrat and first woman elected to be the state’s top prosecutor.

She resigned after being convicted in 2016 of perjury, obstruction and other counts for leaking grand jury material and lying about it.

She began serving a 10- to 23-month term in November and had a couple months shaved off for good behavior.

Her lawyer says Kane couldn’t wait to get home to see her two sons.

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