Reams Resigns Two Months After Winning His Job Back

  Two months after successfully fighting to get his job back, Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams has resigned. Attorney general Joe Foster removed Reams from office in November with allegations of gender discrimination, financial mismanagement, and ethical violations. But a Superior court judge reinstated Reams in April on a technicality. State and county officials still pursued […]

County attorney resigns amid probe

Email Print Comments (0) Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams resigned yesterday, ending a seven-month investigation into sexual harassment and financial mismanagement that roiled the prosecutor’s office. County Commissioner Kevin Coyles said Reams’s resignation is a relief. “I think people are tired of hearing about it,” Coyle said. “This has been a […]

County Attorney Reams agrees to resign post

BRENTWOOD — Embattled Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams retired Tuesday, eliminating the need for an August trial to remove him from office. The tentative agreement with Rockingham County Commissioners includes a lump-sum $42,000 payout that’s equal to his salary through the rest of the year when his term expires. County commissioners are expected […]

Reams leaving office amid investigation

Embattled Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams is stepping down, effective immediately. Although the eight-term prosecutor said he is retiring, county officials said Reams is resigning. Click to watch News 9’s coverage. Either way, after months of investigation and allegations, Reams is no longer in office. County commissioners said Reams and his attorney began negotiations in […]

Reams Resigns Two Months After Winning For His Job Back

  Two months after successfully fighting to get his job back, Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams has resigned. Attorney general Joe Foster removed Reams from office in November with allegations of gender discrimination, financial mismanagement, and ethical violations. But a Superior court judge reinstated Reams in April on a technicality. State and county officials still pursued […]

Reams to resign, get $42,000 payout

BRENTWOOD — Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams, who in the last seven months was accused of misconduct, removed from office and then allowed to return pending trial, has agreed to resign. Rockingham County Commissioners have reached a preliminary agreement that calls for Reams to resign immediately, according to County Commissioner Kevin Coyle. He […]

State AG presses for lawyer’s removal

Email Print Comments (0) New Hampshire’s attorney general is asking a court to schedule a hearing as soon as possible on his petition to remove the Rockingham county attorney from office. Attorney General Joe Foster – in conjunction with the Rockingham county commissioners – is asking a superior court judge to […]

AG’s office asks to fast-track Reams hearing

New Hampshire’s attorney general is asking a court to schedule a hearing as soon as possible on his petition to remove the Rockingham county attorney from office. Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams said he will continue the fight to clear his name, a day after a judge ruled that his suspension was unlawful. More A […]

Attorney General Appeals To Supreme Court To Keep Reams Off The Job

New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster has appealed to the state Supreme Court that he in fact had the authority to strip suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams of his prosecutorial authority. The appeal comes less than two weeks after a Merrimack County Superior Court judge ruled that the continued suspension of Reams is illegal […]

AG’s office asks to fast-track Reams hearing

New Hampshire’s attorney general is asking a court to schedule a hearing as soon as possible on his petition to remove the Rockingham county attorney from office. Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams said he will continue the fight to clear his name, a day after a judge ruled that his suspension was unlawful. More A […]

Reams says he’ll work to clear name

Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams said he will continue the fight to clear his name, a day after a judge ruled that his suspension was unlawful. Click to watch News 9’s coverage. Attorney General Joseph Foster stripped Reams of his prosecutorial authority Nov. 6 during an ongoing investigation into complaints of sexual harassment. The state […]

Judge: Reams suspension unlawful

Associated Press CONCORD — A New Hampshire judge has ruled that the continued suspension of a county attorney is illegal. The superior court judge on Thursday ordered the reinstatement of Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams, but postponed the effective date of his order to allow the Attorney General’s office time to appeal to […]

Judge Reinstates Suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams

A New Hampshire judge has ruled that the continued suspension of a county attorney is illegal. The superior court judge on Thursday ordered the reinstatement of Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams, but postponed the effective date of his order to allow the Attorney General’s office time to appeal to the state Supreme Court. Attorney General […]

Judge rules Reams suspension unlawful

A judge has ruled that the suspension of Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams iss unlawful, but Reams can’t return to his job yet. Merrimack County Superior Court Judge Richard McNamara ruled that the suspension is unlawful because the Attorney General’s Office doesn’t have the authority to remove an elected official from office in the absence […]

Superior Judge To Rule On Legality of Rockingham Attorney’s Suspension

  Superior judge Richard McNamara heard arguments Monday on whether New Hampshire’s Attorney General has the authority to continue the suspension of Rockingham County attorney Jim Reams. The Attorney General suspended Reams in November, and then pursued an investigation into alleged employment discrimination and financial mismanagement.     Reams then filed suit against the AG’s office, asking […]

Superior Judge To Rule On Legality of Rockingham Attorney’s Suspension

  Superior judge Richard McNamara heard arguments Monday on whether New Hampshire’s Attorney General has the authority to continue the suspension of Rockingham County attorney Jim Reams. The Attorney General suspended Reams in November, and then pursued an investigation into alleged employment discrimination and financial mismanagement.     Reams then filed suit against the AG’s office, asking […]

Superior Judge To Rule On Legality of Rockingham Attorney’s Suspension

  Superior judge Richard McNamara heard arguments Monday on whether New Hampshire’s Attorney General has the authority to continue the suspension of Rockingham County attorney Jim Reams. The Attorney General suspended Reams in November, and then pursued an investigation into alleged employment discrimination and financial mismanagement.     Reams then filed suit against the AG’s office, asking […]

Superior Judge To Rule On Legality of Rockingham Attorney’s Suspension

  Superior judge Richard McNamara heard arguments Monday on whether New Hampshire’s Attorney General has the authority to continue the suspension of Rockingham County attorney Jim Reams. The Attorney General suspended Reams in November, and then pursued an investigation into alleged employment discrimination and financial mismanagement.     Reams then filed suit against the AG’s office, asking […]

Superior Judge To Rule On Legality of Rockingham Attorney’s Suspension

  Superior judge Richard McNamara heard arguments Monday on whether New Hampshire’s Attorney General has the authority to continue the suspension of Rockingham County attorney Jim Reams. The Attorney General suspended Reams in November, and then pursued an investigation into alleged employment discrimination and financial mismanagement.     Reams then filed suit against the AG’s office, asking […]

Superior Judge To Rule On Legality of Rockingham Attorney’s Suspension

  Superior judge Richard McNamara heard arguments Monday on whether New Hampshire’s Attorney General has the authority to continue the suspension of Rockingham County attorney Jim Reams. The Attorney General suspended Reams in November, and then pursued an investigation into alleged employment discrimination and financial mismanagement.     Reams then filed suit against the AG’s office, asking […]

Superior Judge To Rule On Legality of Rockingham Attorney’s Suspension

  Superior judge Richard McNamara heard arguments Monday on whether New Hampshire’s Attorney General has the authority to continue the suspension of Rockingham County attorney Jim Reams. The Attorney General suspended Reams in November, and then pursued an investigation into alleged employment discrimination and financial mismanagement.     Reams then filed suit against the AG’s office, asking […]

Rockingham County Attorney returns to court to seek reinstatement

A New Hampshire county attorney suspended since November is returning to court to ask for his job back. A veteran county attorney will fight in court to get his job back after he was suspended amid an investigation into sexual harassment and improper handling of money. More Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams cites the Attorney […]

Reams goes to court; judge says he ll weigh evidence motion

Associated Press CONCORD — A veteran county attorney will fight in court to get his job back after he was suspended amid an investigation into sexual harassment and improper handling of money. At a hearing Wednesday, Merrimack County Superior Court Justice Richard McNamara said he’ll decide before a scheduled April 7 hearing whether […]

County attorney case heads to court

Email Print Comments (0) A veteran county attorney will fight in court to get his job back after he was suspended amid an investigation into sexual harassment and improper handling of money. At a hearing yesterday, Merrimack County Superior Court Judge Richard McNamara said he’ll decide before a scheduled April 7 […]

AG: Remove Reams from office

Email Print Comments (0) Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams improperly handled and spent state and federal money, covered up a staffer’s lie and routinely sexually harassed his female employees, the New Hampshire attorney general said yesterday in asking a judge to remove Reams from office. Reams already has said he would […]

AG: Reams misused funds, harassed female staffers

BRENTWOOD — Court documents filed Tuesday accuse embattled Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams of sexually harassing female employees and mismanaging state and federal funds. The complaint, filed in Merrimack County Superior Court, also alleges Reams failed to disclose that a subordinate lied on her resume — information that could be used to discredit […]

AG’s Office Outlines Pattern Of Harassment and Misused Funds In Complaint Against Reams

The Attorney General’s office has released its complaint for the removal of Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams.   Citing interviews with former employees of the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office, the 25-page redacted complaint alleges numerous cases of sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, retaliation and misuse of county funds dating back 14 years.  Investigators say almost immediately after taking office […]

AG’s Office Concludes Investigation Into Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams

The Attorney General’s office plans to announce the findings of its investigation into Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams next week, after  Reams is able to attend his mother’s funeral on Monday in Nebraska.  Reams was also originally scheduled to be in court in Concord on Monday for a hearing related to his suit against the […]

Suspended Rockingham County attorney will not run again

BRENTWOOD — Suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams says he will not run for re-election this year. In a written statement to WMUR-TV Reams said he doesn’t want his current legal issues to overshadow the need for a healthy debate about the future of his office. Reams, a Republican first elected in 1998, […]

Rockingham County Prosecutors Forge Ahead Amid Turmoil

  It’s nearing three months since an investigation into Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams led to a major shakeup at the county attorney’s office.   There, a staff of 35 have faced some major adjustments. How it went down Rockingham County prosecutor Terri Harrington says she had no idea what she was getting into when she showed […]