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 […]

Reams back in court to fight suspension

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams is due back in court to fight his suspension amid a state and federal investigation. Attorney General Joseph Foster stripped Reams of his prosecutorial authority Nov. 6 and county commissioners subsequently barred Reams from entering the Brentwood office. Reams’ lawyer, Michael Ramsdell, has said […]

State: Reams investigation is of criminal nature

CONCORD — New Hampshire prosecutors for the first time Thursday said their investigation into veteran Rockingham County attorney Jim Reams is criminal in nature. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young made the revelation in court documents filed in opposition to Reams’ motion to obtain details of the investigation. Officials previously said only they […]

AG: Attorney investigation criminal

Email Print Comments (0) New Hampshire prosecutors for the first time yesterday said their investigation into veteran Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams is criminal in nature. Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young made the revelation in court documents filed in opposition to Reams’s motion to obtain details of the investigation. Officials […]

Friday N.H. News Roundup

New Hampshire joins seven other states in the Northeast in asking the EPA to crackdown on air pollution coming into the region. The investigation continues into charges against Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams, including complaints from female employees. And after more debate than you might expect, UNH has introduced a new logo. GUESTS: Norma Love- […]

N.H. Prosecutors: Investigation Into County Attorney Is Criminal

New Hampshire prosecutors are saying for the first time that their investigation into veteran Rockingham County attorney Jim Reams is criminal in nature. Prosecutors are fighting Reams’ motion to release details about the nature of the investigation and complaints they say have been filed against him. The attorney general stripped Reams of his power to […]

Suspended attorney sues to get back into his office

BRENTWOOD — Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams, who was suspended last month during a misconduct probe, wants a judge to reverse the county commissioners’ decision banning him from his office. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Rockingham Superior Court, Reams also asked for his county property back and reimbursement for legal fees related […]

Reams sues commissioners; wants back in office

BRENTWOOD — Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams, who was suspended last month during a misconduct probe, wants a judge to reverse the county commissioners’ decision banning him from his office. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Rockingham Superior Court, Reams also asked for his county property back and reimbursement for legal fees related […]

Suspended County Attorney Jim Reams files lawsuit against county

Suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams sued the county on Wednesday and demanded to know about the accusations against him. Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams said Tuesday that he’s confident he will be cleared in an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office. More Reams and his attorney filed a lawsuit demanding that he be allowed […]

Reams sues Rockingham County Commission

BRENTWOOD — Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams, suspended from office last month pending a misconduct probe, wants a judge to reverse the county commissioners’ decision barring him from office. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Rockingham Superior Court, Reams asks a judge to overturn that action and declare it illegal. The suit also […]

Attorney seeks to reverse suspension

Email Print Comments (0) Suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams asked a judge to reinstate him yesterday and declare unlawful the attorney general’s suspension of his authority to prosecute. Reams filed a complaint in Merrimack County Superior Court seeking to return to the elected office he’s held since 1998. Attorney General […]