Kane to hire deputy to focus just on Pa. investigation of Sandusky
January 11, 2013By Mary Wilson
Pennsylvania's attorney general-elect has named her top staffers, but not the person who will investigate the handling of the Jerry Sandusky case.
Kathleen Kane says she still has no timetable for the investigation she promised during the campaign, when she criticized the attorney general's office for taking years to press charges against Sandusky.
Gov. Tom Corbett was attorney general during the investigation of the former Penn State coach who last year was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts of sexually abusing boys over 15 years.
Corbett has suggested Kane hire outside counsel for the Sandusky probe. But Kane says she's not taking that route.
"I will assign one deputy attorney general that we will hire just for that case, it will be case-specific," she says.
Kane says the Sandusky case review and investigating public corruption will be top priorities for her office.
But one of the most visible deputies in those cases, Frank Fina, has submitted his resignation. Kane, who will be sworn in Tuesday, says she's not sure why. Fina did not immediately return a request for comment.
Kane said her senior staff will retain several current deputies and bring in a former aide to Gov. Ed Rendell as her first deputy.