There are concerns within the Office of Attorney General over the legality of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s recently announced investigation of OAG emails by an out-of-state special prosecutor, sources have told The Legal.

The lack of a signed contract and signed secrecy oath have raised questions among OAG staff over whether Kane turning over more than 1 million emails to a special prosecutor, BuckleySandler attorney and former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, could violate grand jury secrecy and the Criminal History Record Information Act, sources said. They expressed concern that the emails being reviewed contain confidential investigative information that should not have been released without a formal contract in place.

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