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Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives at the Montgomery County courthouse for her scheduled sentencing hearing in Norristown, Pa., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Kane, a Scranton-area Democrat, will learn if she is going to jail over a perjury and obstruction case that stemmed from a political feud. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Ex-Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to prison


A judge sentenced ex-Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane Monday to 10 to 13 months in prison. Kane was convicted of leaking grand jury documents and lying under oath, both of which stemmed from a politically motivated act of retribution, according to CNN. 

Kane was convicted of perjury and obstruction in August. 

A spokeswoman for the Office of Pennsylvania Courts told CNN that Kane will also be on probation for eight years after serving her sentence. 

According to WTAE, Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy said Monday that Kane ran the state's top law agency with an "off with your heads" mentality. 

The judge also said Kane failed to make the transition from campaigner to public servant when she took office. 

"This case is about ego - the ego of a politician consumed with her image from Day One," the judge told WTAE.

On Monday, 50-year-old Kane took the stand, arguing that the loss of her career, law license, and reputation should serve as enough of a punishment. 

Kane also asked the judge to have mercy on her children. She pleaded for the judge to sentence her to house arrest so she could be home to raise her sons. 

"I really don't care what happens to me," Kane said. "There is no more torture in the world than to watch your children suffer and know you had something to do with it."

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