Grand jury: Pennsylvania attorney general could face charges

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ A grand jury says there are reasonable grounds to charge Pennsylvania’s attorney general with perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction after an investigation into leaks of secret grand jury material.

The records released Wednesday by the state Supreme Court indicate the grand jury’s Dec. 18 presentment in the case of Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been sent to the district attorney in Montgomery County for any prosecution.

Kane spokesman Lanny Davis says special prosecutor Thomas Carluccio didn’t find evidence she leaked material and calls the recommended charges “utterly false, even absurd.”

Kane is asking the Supreme Court to remove Carluccio. She says there’s no legal basis for his appointment by Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge William Carpenter.

Kane has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

By MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY

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