HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Attorney General Kathleen Kane will resign Wednesday, according to a press release from the Attorney General’s office.
Kane’s resignation will be effective at the close of business Wednesday.
“I have been honored to serve the people of Pennsylvania and I wish them health and safety in all their days,” Kane said in a statement.
Kane was convicted Monday of perjury, obstruction, and official oppression. Her lawyers say she’ll appeal.
Governor Tom Wolf released a statement about Kane’s resignation The full text is below.
“What has transpired with Attorney General Kane is unfortunate. Her decision to resign is the right one, and will allow the people of Pennsylvania to finally move on from this situation.
“I have full faith and confidence in the employees of the Office of the Attorney General and know that they will continue to perform its most important functions including protecting consumers and prosecuting criminals. Moving forward, I will work with both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate regarding any potential appointment of an Attorney General.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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