NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Closing arguments are set for Monday because Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane decided not to testify, nor put on any defense witnesses at her perjury and obstruction trial.
Friday, Kane told the trial judge she doesn't think "it's necessary for me to testify" after hearing the government's case this week.
Kane is accused of leaking grand jury evidence to the press and lying about it under oath. A felony perjury conviction can bring up to seven years in prison.
The final prosecution witness Friday read a 1999 trial transcript that quotes Kane saying she knows it's illegal to disclose grand jury evidence.
The defense has asked that the case be dismissed for lack of evidence. Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy denied the request.