Federal Judge Yvette Kane lists approximately $80,000 in gifts of jewelry, an automobile, interest, trips and other gifts

Original Story from YardBird.com author Bill Keisling, follow this link if you wish to view all of the links and evidence Mr. Keisling has taken the time to compile. Posted August 4, 2010 -- A chief federal judge in Pennsylvania received more than $80,000 in gifts from three Pennsylvania attorneys from 2003 to 2008, according to financial disclosure statements Judge Yvette Kane filed with the court. Yvette Kane is the chief judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. In six successive Financial Disclosure Reports filed by Judge Kane from 2004 to 2009, covering the years 2003 to 2008, Kane lists approximately $80,000 in gifts of jewelry, an automobile, interest, trips and other gifts from "John R. McGinley, Jr, Esquire." A John R. McGinley, Jr., is a member of the board of directors, and Chair of the Executive Committee, of the law firm Eckert Seamans, of Pittsburgh, according to that firm's website. Kane was appointed to the federal bench in 1998. She became Chief Judge of the Middle District of Pennsylvania in 2006. The chief judge is charged with sweeping administrative and appointive duties. Kane's financial disclosure statement for 2003 lists $10,000 in "Jewelry, Personal Gifts," from "John R.… Read More