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Pennsylvania attorney general charged with 2nd perjury count

Another perjury charge has been filed against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

The new charge Thursday stems from evidence found during an execution of a search warrant at her office Sept. 17.

Kane was previously charged with perjury, conspiracy and other counts. Prosecutors say she leaked confidential information from a 2009 grand jury probe and then tried to cover it up.

The new perjury count stems from her claim that she never signed a secrecy oath preventing her from releasing information from past grand jury cases.

Prosecutors say they recovered such a document from Kane’s office. They say she signed it on her second day in office.

The attorney general has denied wrongdoing. Kane spokesman Chuck Ardo declined to comment on the new charge, referring questions to her lawyers.

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