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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, left, walks down a hall at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, where closing arguments are expected during her perjury and obstruction trial. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, left, walks down a hall at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in Norristown, Pennsylvania, where closing arguments are expected during her perjury and obstruction trial. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool) (Jessica Griffin)

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced her resignation Tuesday afternoon, setting the wheels in motion for the Office of Attorney General to move on from years of ­dysfunction as she turns her attention to appealing her criminal conviction. But, as her successor, Bruce L. Castor Jr., said at a press conference, some of the mess Kane left behind won’t be so easily wiped away.

With her resignation, which is set to become effective at the end of business Wednesday, Kane, the first Democrat to be elected attorney general, will be turning over power to Castor, a Republican.

Castor said he will review the status of all OAG personnel, including chief of staff Jonathan Duecker, who has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, and agent Patrick Reese, who was sentenced to three to six months in jail for violating a protective order.

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