Kathleen Kane Opts to Not Testify in Perjury Trial
Kathleen Kane, the Pennsylvania attorney general currently standing trial for perjury, declined to testify in her own defense today. After calling zero witnesses, her defense rested.
“As I sit here and listen to the commonwealth’s case, I don’t believe it is necessary for me to testify on my own behalf,” said Kane to Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy, according to Billy Penn.
Kane is charged with perjury, obstruction and other charges stemming from a leak of grand jury information to a reporter in 2014.
This non-defense comes after a bombshell yesterday, when Joshua Marrow, a former aide to Kane, testified that they had attempted to cover up the leak with her.
Kane’s attorney, Seth Rosenbaum, made a motion for the charges to be acquitted, which was dismissed, reported Billy Penn.
Closing arguments have been scheduled for Monday, with jury deliberations beginning afterwards.