CRIME

Top Pennsylvania prosecutor seeks to draw attention away from criminal charges she faces

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Kane said that criminal charges against her are part of an effort by state prosecutors and judges to conceal pornographic and racially insensitive emails they circulated with one another. Kane is charged with leaking grand jury information to a newspaper reporter as payback to a former state prosecutor and then lying about it under oath. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Kane said that criminal charges against her are part of an effort by state prosecutors and judges to conceal pornographic and racially insensitive emails they circulated with one another. Kane is charged with leaking grand jury information to a newspaper reporter as payback to a former state prosecutor and then lying about it under oath. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Kane said Wednesday that criminal charges threatening to end her career were filed as part of an effort by state prosecutors and judges to conceal pornographic and racially insensitive emails they circulated with one another. Kane was charged last week with leaking grand jury information to a newspaper reporter as payback to a former state prosecutor and then lying about it under oath. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane speaks during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Kane said Wednesday that criminal charges threatening to end her career were filed as part of an effort by state prosecutors and judges to conceal pornographic and racially insensitive emails they circulated with one another. Kane was charged last week with leaking grand jury information to a newspaper reporter as payback to a former state prosecutor and then lying about it under oath. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane looks down as she reads a statement during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Kane said Wednesday that criminal charges threatening to end her career were filed as part of an effort by state prosecutors and judges to conceal pornographic and racially insensitive emails they circulated with one another. Kane was charged last week with leaking grand jury information to a newspaper reporter as payback to a former state prosecutor and then lying about it under oath.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane looks down as she reads a statement during a news conference Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Kane said Wednesday that criminal charges threatening to end her career were filed as part of an effort by state prosecutors and judges to conceal pornographic and racially insensitive emails they circulated with one another. Kane was charged last week with leaking grand jury information to a newspaper reporter as payback to a former state prosecutor and then lying about it under oath. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she's said all that her lawyers will allow her to about pending criminal charges that threaten to end her career.

At a Wednesday news conference, Kane didn't address the allegations but said she's innocent of any wrongdoing. She spent more time blaming her legal problems on what she described as a scheme to conceal pornographic and racially insensitive emails circulated among judges and state prosecutors.

A suburban prosecutor has accused Kane of leaking grand jury information to a newspaper reporter in an attempt to embarrass a former prosecutor she believed made her look bad, and then lying about her actions under oath.

The 49-year-old Kane has not entered a plea. She faces up to seven years in prison on the most serious charge, perjury.