Kathleen's Kane replacement is taking the helm

08.30.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania lawmakers are poised to replace the state’s convicted ex-attorney general with her former top deputy. The scheduled confirmation vote today on Bruce Beemer comes nearly two weeks after Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf nominated him to head an office racked by infighting and scandal under Kathleen Kane.

Kane was convicted of leaking secret grand jury information to smear a rival and lying under oath to cover it up. She resigned Aug. 17 and faces prison time. Kane promoted Beemer to the top lieutenant’s job, but he later provided testimony that helped prosecutors convict her.