Kane’s bid to quash charges rejected on procedural grounds

    (AP file photo)

    (AP file photo)

    A judge is giving lawyers for Attorney General Kathleen Kane 10 days to refile a motion to throw out her criminal charges.

    Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchik-Alloy on Tuesday rejected Kane’s earlier filing and said it doesn’t adhere to rules of criminal procedure. (backslash)

    Kane’s motion says she is the victim of “selective and vindictive prosecution.”

    Kane’s lawyer Gerald Shargel did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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    Kane is charged with perjury, obstruction and other counts for allegedly leaking secret grand jury information to a reporter and lying about it under oath.

    Her lawyers say that “leaks of grand jury material are not uncommon,” but prosecutions are “extraordinary.” Prosecutors say the claims are frivolous and want the judge to reject them.

    Trial is scheduled for Aug. 8.

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