Attorney General’s office reaches resolution with porn-email review law firm

Attorney General’s office reaches resolution with porn-email review law firm

Attorney General Bruce Beemer announced Wednesday that the Office of Attorney General has reached a resolution with BuckleySandler, LLP, the law firm hired by then-Attorney General Kathleen Kane to conduct a review of emails captured on OAG servers that searched for lewd, pornographic, and/or unethical content.

 

According to the OAG statement, the final amount the office will pay the firm for its work totals $1,435,588.90 in fees and expenses; nearly $400,000 less than the amount in outstanding bills the firm had issued OAG.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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With impeachment of Kathleen Kane on hold, House shifts focus to broader ethics reform

With impeachment of Kathleen Kane on hold, House shifts focus to broader ethics reform

While the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts held a marathon hearing Monday under their authority to investigate the potential impeachment of former Attorney General Kathleen Kane, subcommittee Chairman Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) said the move on actual impeachment proceedings is likely on hold.

 

“I wouldn’t expect, from a practical standpoint, it would make any sense to move forward with an actual impeachment,” he told reporters Monday morning. 

Monday, November 14, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Sec. Karen Murphy discusses new Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force

Sec. Karen Murphy discusses new Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force

Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy was joined by Attorney General Bruce Beemer, Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne and multiple others to discuss recommendations of the Nursing Home Quality Improvement Task Force. 

This task force was designed to improve and make changes to nursing homes in Pennsylvania. These changes will be aided by the $1.2 million that is being provided by the Office of Attorney General from a recent settlement with Reliant nursing homes.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Auditor General to audit Philadelphia Parking Authority

Auditor General to audit Philadelphia Parking Authority

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Monday that he will begin auditing the Philadelphia Parking Authority to determine the adherence to and the effectiveness of PPA’s employment policies and procedures, including policies and procedures related to prohibiting sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

Monday, October 3, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Beemer continues staff shakeup at OAG

Beemer continues staff shakeup at OAG

Less than a week at the helm of the Office of Attorney General and Bruce Beemer on Tuesday continued staff changes to rid the office of top-level influencers of former Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

 

After announcing late last week that he terminated Kane’s Chief of Staff Johnathan Duecker and Senior Supervisory Special Agent Patrick Reese, Attorney General Beemer announced early Tuesday that he has named Robert A. Mulle as First Deputy Attorney General and James A. Donahue III as Acting Chief of Staff.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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