Kane case might end in plea deal

Kane case might end in plea deal

Posted by TimS on Tue, 08/18/2009 - 09:32
This from Tuesday's Buffalo News.... Patrick Kane and his cousin are expected to avoid criminal charges in a plea deal being hammered out, after both men are expected to be indicted this week on misdemeanor criminal charges, law enforcement sources said Monday. Those sources also said the most likely plea deal would involve the Kanes either pleading guilty to a violation - maybe harassment or disorderly conduct - or being granted an adjournment that could have the charges later dropped. Neither of those scenarios likely would involve any jail time for the two cousins. Patrick Kane, 20, the Chicago Blackhawks star and South Buffalo native, and his cousin, James M. Kane, 21, were arrested on felony charges early on the morning of Aug. 9. They were accused of attacking taxi driver Jan Radecki, 62, in his cab near Canisius College during a dispute over their cab fare. In a day filled with developments in the case, the taxi driver's attorney said his client wants a public apology, not a criminal record for the Kanes. Those comments came just hours after Kane issued a short apology about the incident. "My client is looking for a direct public apology to him, not much more," said Andrew C. LoTempio, Radecki's attorney. "He does not want [the Kanes] to have a criminal record. He does not want them to have any jail time. And he does not want to ruin Patrick Kane's career."
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