HARRISBURG -- The acting Pennsylvania Attorney General released the long-awaited report on the so-called "Porngate" review, but it may not put an end to the controversy.
Attorney General Bruce Beemer says the review of more than six million emails and documents shows there is nothing that impacts the administration of justice in the state.
Beemer says the report found 13 judges or senior state government officials were labeled high-volume senders of emails that were identified as inappropriate that includes the two former Supreme Court justices who were forced to resign when the so-called Porngate scandal broke.
"This was an extraordinarily difficult decision for the attorney general's office and myself, personally to make," said Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce Beemer.
Beemer says it would unfairly damage the reputations of workers in the state judicial system if he released their names.
But the attorney general says it will be up to their bosses to decide what to do to anyone who sent inappropriate emails on state computers.
"We are forwarding to the appropriate agencies or the appropriate employers, information about what was found in this report to allow those individuals or agencies what they deem appropriate," Beemer said.
The independent report into so-called Porngate has already cost taxpayers roughly $400,000.
Former Attorney General Kathleen Kane hired a Washington DC law firm after her office discovered judges and prosecutors traded emails she described as containing crude jokes, racist pictures, and women engaged in pornography.
Kane left office in August after she was convicted of engineering the leak of confidential information to a newspaper and lying about it.
The current attorney general says that independent report has turned up more objectionable emails, but added Pennsylvanians should have confidence in the state court system.
"The report provided no evidence to support the idea that there were relationships between prosecutors and judges," said Beemer. "That might have affected administration of justice in Pennsylvania."