- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A timeline of events surrounding an investigation into allegations of grand jury leaks by Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office:

May 29: The Montgomery County judge who oversees the statewide grand jury for eastern Pennsylvania appoints a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that secret grand jury information was released by someone in the attorney general’s office.

June 6: The Philadelphia Daily News publishes a story citing an investigator’s 2009 internal memo and a transcript of a supervisor’s taped interview with an agent for the attorney general’s office. The story says Kane’s office is reviewing an investigation that occurred under her predecessors.

Sept. 1: The existence of the special prosecutor and the investigation into Kane’s office becomes public in a story by The Philadelphia Inquirer citing anonymous sources.

Nov. 17: Kane confirms she was appearing to testify before the grand jury, becoming the first person to confirm publicly the existence of the investigation and the nature of the allegations.

Jan. 8: The Philadelphia Inquirer, citing anonymous sources, reports that the grand jury recommended that Kane face criminal charges in the matter.

Jan. 21: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court unseals records in connection with Kane’s request to invalidate the special prosecutor and the revelation that the grand jury concluded that there are reasonable grounds to charge Kane with perjury, false swearing, official oppression and obstruction. The high court orders oral argument in March on Kane’s argument that there was no legal basis for the special prosecutor’s appointment.

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