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Contact: Melanie Brewer
Republican State Sen. nominee Dan Laughlin today said the jail sentence handed down to former Attorney General Kathleen Kane underscores the ethical failures of incumbent Sen. Sean Wiley, who helped her cling to office in the face of criminal indictment.
“Even after Kane was criminally charged with abusing her office to terrorize political enemies, Sean Wiley voted to keep her in office,” Laughlin said. “This gave Kane another six months to compromise our justice system, undermine public confidence, and draw a fat paycheck at the expense of the taxpayers whose trust she betrayed.”
Wiley was among a handful of Democratic state senators who voted to block the removal of Kane after she was accused by a grand jury of two counts of perjury and obstruction of justice. A Montgomery County jury in August found Kane guilty on all counts, saying she orchestrated the leak of grand jury material to retaliate against an enemy.
Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy sentenced Kane to 10-to-23 months in prison for her criminal actions.
“Time and again, we’ve seen bad judgment from Sean Wiley, who put his own political loyalties ahead of the public good,” Laughlin said. “This is the kind of cynicism I’m running against.”
Laughlin, a Millcreek businessman faces Wiley in the Nov. 8 election.