Results of email investigation won't be released this week

- Preliminary results of an investigation into inappropriate emails found on Pennsylvania state servers will not be released Tuesday.

Solicitor General Bruce Castor, Jr. announced the scheduled news conference has been canceled.

In December, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane ordered the review by former Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler of offensive, sometimes raunchy and sometimes pornographic material shared among judges, prosecutors and others in the criminal justice system.

According to Kane’s office, “Solicitor General Castor determined the working draft report was not comprehensive, and that too many of the emails provided in support of the working draft report were redacted. The Solicitor General erroneously believed the full, un-redacted and comprehensive report he had asked to be finished by the end of May would be ready in time.”

Instead, the independent investigators’ findings will be presented over the summer.

The email scandal has led to resignations, firings or disciplinary action as well as retirement of two state Supreme Court justices and ethics charges against one of them.

In March, Gansler said it was unlikely the probe would result in criminal charges but indicated that he intends to make all of the material public.

Kane faces an August trial on charges that she leaked secret grand jury material, allegations she hotly denies.

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