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Newly unsealed records provide details on investigation into Pennsylvania attorney general

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (Christopher Dolan/The Times & Tribune via AP) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (Christopher Dolan/The Times & Tribune via AP) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, center, departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, center, departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (Christopher Dolan/The Times & Tribune via AP) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information to the press, lying under oath and ordering aides to illegally snoop through computer files to keep tabs on an investigation into the leak. (Christopher Dolan/The Times & Tribune via AP) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

Pennsylvania court officials are releasing about a thousand pages of records from an investigation that recently produced criminal charges against the state's attorney general.

The documents made public Wednesday include scores of emailed images of nude or scantily clad women, some involving sexual acts, sent by former employees of the attorney general's office.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane has sought to make the emails public.

Other records detail a battle over a protective order issued last year by a grand jury judge. The filings were unsealed at the judge's request.

Kane faces charges that include obstruction and conspiracy for allegedly leaking grand jury material and then lying about it.

She has vigorously denied the accusations. A district judge this week ruled there was sufficient evidence to send the case to court for trial.