AG Kathleen Kane’s driver to be arraigned on contempt charge

    Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s driver is due in court on a charge of indirect criminal contempt.

    Patrick Reese was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Montgomery County court in connection with his alleged efforts, which were unsuccessful, to help his boss avoid prosecution.

    The former Dunmore police chief is accused of violating a judge’s protective order by accessing emails in state computers to keep Kane informed about the grand jury probe that targeted her.

    The attorney general is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to embarrass a former state prosecutor who she felt had made her look bad. She’s also accused of lying about her actions under oath.

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    She was arraigned Saturday on a felony count of perjury and other charges. She has denied any wrongdoing, and has refused calls to step down.

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