In this Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 photo, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane takes a morning break during the fifth day of her trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (Dan Gleiter/ PennLive.com via AP, Poo, Filel)
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Pennsylvania's attorney general announced Tuesday that she was resigning amid pressure from the governor and lawmakers a day after she was convicted of abusing the powers of the state's top law enforcement office to smear a rival and lying under oath to cover it up.After hearing days of testimony about petty feuds, political intrigue and "cloak-and-dagger" machinations, Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy ordered Kane to surrender her passport and threatened to jail her if she retaliated against the once-trusted aides who testified against her.Kane, a Democrat, already said she wasn't running for a second term in office.A prior vote in February narrowly failed as all but one of Kane's fellow Democrats stood by her.The two years of turmoil has left Kane isolated in Pennsylvania's political, legal and law enforcement community.Kane's honeymoon as attorney general ended in March 2014, when The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that she had shut down an undercover sting that had caught a Philadelphia judge and five state lawmakers taking cash payments or gifts.
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