Kathleen Kane Gets Ethics Complaint, Democratic Challenger

The challenges mount for Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general.


The challenges to Attorney General Kathleen Kane continue to pile up, both on the legal and political front.

On the legal front, longtime citizen activist Gene Stilp announced today he was filing a complaint against Kane with the State Ethics Commission, alleging she is using the resources of her office to defend against criminal charges she violated grand jury secrecy laws by leaking information from a grand jury to a reporter for the Daily News.

Stilp noted that Kane’s August 12th press conference took place in the Media Center at the state capital in Harrisburg — an inappropriate use of state facilities to address a “private criminal matter,” he said.

“None of it was state business,” Stilp said.

On the political front, PennLive reports that longtime Delco prosecutor Jack Stollsteimer has announced he will run for Kane’s office, challenging her in the Democratic primary if she chooses to pursue re-election. “Stollsteimer said it was time to restore integrity and experience to the office – and to deny Republicans the “integrity” edge when running for the job,” the paper reports.

Kane appears in court on August 24th.

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