Pa. AG ponders release of emails after judge rules

The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is considering whether to release a set of internal emails described as “pornographic or sexually explicit” following a 10-page ruling by a grand jury judge.

Judge Norman Krumenacker said Friday the prosecutors’ office can’t disclose grand jury material but he doesn’t have jurisdiction to consider whether other emails can be disclosed.

Krumenacker ruled after Frank Fina, a former high-ranking prosecutor in the office who now works for the Philadelphia district attorney, had sought an order stopping the emails’ release.

The Associated Press and other media outlets are seeking the release of the emails, which the judge says “are described variously as being pornographic or sexually explicit in nature.”

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Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office says it’s reviewing the judge’s decision but doesn’t expect to release anything Friday.

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