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  • "Because your office also has jurisdiction over this matter, and because both the prosecutors and the case agent who conducted the investigation now work for you, I again invite you to . . . bring whatever charges you believe to be appropriate," she wrote to Williams, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

    Kane invites Philly DA to take case she abandoned →

  • Kane wrote in a letter to Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, a fellow Democrat, that "any law enforcement agency interested in taking this case should do so," and invited him to accept the evidence from her office.

    Kane invites Philly DA to take case she abandoned →

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