Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane won’t suspend an aide who is charged with illegally trying to monitor a criminal investigation into her.
A Kane spokesman said Tuesday that Patrick Reese will remain on the job.
Reese was charged Aug. 6 with criminal contempt. He’s accused of violating a Montgomery County judge’s protective order by accessing emails in a state archive to keep Kane informed about a grand jury probe into allegations she leaked investigative information to a newspaper. He has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for trial Sept. 9.
The 48-year-old Reese had been in charge of Kane’s security detail and often drove her. He was previously the police chief in tiny Dunmore Borough.
Kane is facing trial on charges she leaked secret grand jury information and lied about it.