Kane’s office settles ex-worker’s whistleblower suit

    Pennsylvania’s attorney general will pay $150,000 to settle a former employee’s lawsuit claiming he was fired for recommending the chief of staff be terminated over sexual harassment complaints.

    George Moore, a former human resources analyst, sued Attorney General Kathleen Kane and her aides in December in federal court. Moore claimed he recommended Jonathan Duecker’s firing a day or two before Kane elevated Duecker to be her top administrator.

    The settlement was approved on July 21 by Kane’s legal chief Bruce L. Castor Jr.

    As part of the deal, Kane and her staff did not admit fault for Moore’s claims.

    The Democratic attorney general goes on trial next week on charges she leaked secret grand jury material. She denies those allegations.

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