Driver for charged Pennsylvania attorney general pleads not guilty to snooping on emails

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A driver for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has pleaded not guilty in an alleged email snooping scheme intended to help his boss keep tabs on a grand jury investigation.

Patrick Reese was arraigned Tuesday morning in Montgomery County court in connection with his alleged efforts, which were unsuccessful, to help Kane avoid prosecution.

The former Dunmore police chief is accused of violating a judge's order by accessing emails in state computers to keep Kane informed about the grand jury probe that targeted her.

He was released on $5,000 unsecured bond pending a preliminary hearing Sept. 9. He did not comment went he left court.

Kane is accused of leaking secret grand jury information and lying about it under oath.

She was arraigned Saturday on a felony count of perjury and other charges. She has denied any wrongdoing, and has refused calls to step down.