the Pennsylvania politician the pseudonymous author Kathleen Kane Maureen Child Kathleen Granahan Kane (born Kathleen Margaret Granahan; June 14, 1966) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 48th Attorney General of Pennsylvania from 2013 until her resignation in 2016. She was the first female and also the first Democrat ever elected to the position (though both women and Democrats had held the office before it became elective in 1980). In August 2015, Kane was charged with multiple offenses related to her position as attorney general, including a felony perjury charge, and an array of misdemeanors that included official oppression, obstruction, and related conspiracy charges. In September 2015, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania suspended Kane's license to practice law, the first such occurrence for a Pennsylvania attorney general. On August 15, 2016, Kane was convicted of all charges, including two felony perjury charges, conspiracy, and obstruction of justice, and she announced her resignation the following day, effective August 17. The judge could have sentenced her to up to 28 years in prison but opted for a sentence of 10–23 months.