Despite having 113 audio and video recordings of leading state officials from Philadelphia allegedly taking bribes and kickbacks, the case against the officials was dead in the water before she took office, state Attorney General Kathleen Kane said in a press conference held Monday.
According to Kane, the corruption investigation was “non-prosecutable” once state prosecutors dismissed some 2,000 charges against the lead informant in the case. Dismissing the charges fatally tainted the informant’s credibility, which not only jeopardized the prosecution’s lead witness, but also the use of the tapes, Kane said.
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