Rockingham County Attorney Faces New Allegation

Jun 4, 2014


Credit Rockingham County Attorney's office

A New Hampshire county attorney who was suspended for five months as the attorney general's office investigated him on misconduct allegations is facing a new accusation.

James Reams, who returned to work in April, is accused of removing the name of a former police officer from a list of officers whose credibility has been questioned. County attorneys are required to maintain the lists.

The Eagle Tribune reports Senior Assistant Attorney General James Boffetti said the officer's name was recently returned to the list after being "erroneously" listed as cleared.

Reams said Tuesday he could not comment on the case.

The allegation, filed three weeks ago, will be presented to a Merrimack Superior Court judge in August as part of the attorney general office's request to remove Reams from office.