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Assistant AG cites suspended County Attorney Reams' 'shocking behavior'
Young made the statement to Merrimack County Superior Court Judge Richard McNamara on Thursday during a hearing in which Reams’ attorney, Michael Ramsdell, argued the Attorney General’s Office should provide evidence of any wrongdoing.
“His recent conduct of publicly lashing out against his employees to generate a defense is shocking behavior for a county attorney,” Young wrote in an objection filed Thursday in response to Reams’ request for an expedited hearing and discovery. “Witnesses have contacted the Attorney General’s Office to express concern that Mr. Reams is providing information that may allow them to be identified. He has attacked the credibility and reputation of his own employees.”
Ramsdell argued that Reams was suspended five weeks ago, and he and his client have yet to be made aware of any specific charges against him.
“Not only is discovery at this stage of an ongoing investigation inappropriate, it would be damaging to the investigation itself,” argued Young. “In this case, Mr. Reams is the target of an ongoing criminal investigation. Because the investigation is still ongoing, and no arrests have been made, the discovery requirements haven’t been triggered.”
Young said her office has hired an independent auditor to assist in its investigation.
A hearing is scheduled for Dec. 19 in Merrimack Superior Court, where Ramsdell will argue that the attorney general’s actions removing Reams from his elected office were unconstitutional, because no criminal charges have been filed.
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