Former Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has been appointed as a special prosecutor in charge of investigating charges that judges and other officials in Pennsylvania exchanged pornographic emails on government computers.
Gansler, an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor last year, was recruited for the job by embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
Kane, a Democrat, has been charged criminally for allegedly leaking grand jury information to a reporter in an effort to embarrass a political foe. Her law license was suspended in September but she has refused to resign her office.
Since leaving office, Gansler has worked...