11/13/2014 09:10 am ET Updated Nov 13, 2014

Pennsylvania Prosecutors Fired Over Porn Scandal


MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general says four of her employees have been fired and 11 suspended without pay for involvement in a pornographic emails scandal that also prompted a state Supreme Court justice to step down.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Wednesday two others face possible termination.

Kane has said emails containing explicit material and pornographic photos and videos surfaced during an examination of how prosecutors handled the Jerry Sandusky child abuse case. She promised the review while running for office in 2012.

She had previously disclosed the participation of several former employees of the office, leading at least four to leave public jobs elsewhere in state and local government.

Justice Seamus McCaffery retired last month after his role in receiving and sending the emails was made public.