DA: Charges likely today for Blackhawks star Kane
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The district attorney in Buffalo says he expects a grand jury to announce charges today against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, who is accused of beating up a cab driver over a fare.
Kane and his cousin, James Kane, were arrested Aug. 9 after 62-year-old cabbie Jan Radecki told police they attacked him when he said he didn’t have 20 cents change for the fare. The Kanes pleaded not guilty to robbery and misdemeanor counts of theft and criminal mischief.
Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita III says he’ll treat the Chicago forward like any other defendant.
Asked if a plea bargain is possible, Patrick Kane’s lawyer, Paul Cambria, says there have been numerous discussions but no deal is in place.
The cab driver had bruises and broken glasses.