HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's communications director is leaving his job, her office confirmed today.
In a statement issued by her office, Kane did not say if Joe Peters resigned or was let go.
Peters could not be reached for comment.
The departure comes at a time when Kane is under heightened scrutiny after the Inquirer revealed she had shut down an investigation in which four Philadelphia state legislators and a traffic court judge were recorded taking payoffs.
"Some of our senior staffers are personal friends of mine that agreed to come to the Office of Attorney General for a finite period of time to transition the office and execute my vision," Kane said the statement. "Joe Peters is one of them. He stayed for far longer than he probably had in mind and I'm grateful to him for that. Everyone in the Office of Attorney General wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors."