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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General (AG) Kathleen Kane has been sentenced by a county judge to 10-23 months in prison after she was convicted of felony perjury charges and abuse of office for her role in leaking grand jury testimony to a Philadelphia newspaper (see Shale Daily, Aug. 19). The sentencing on Monday (Oct. 24) caps Kane's rise and fall after she was elected in 2012. Kane sparred with the oil and gas industry during her tenure, for, among other things, filing criminal charges against XTO Energy Inc. for a spill at a drilling site, as well as a royalties-related lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy Corp. (see Shale Daily, Aug. 5; Dec. 9, 2015). Bruce Beemer now serves as AG.

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