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NH AG asks judge to remove county attorney Reams

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's attorney general has asked a judge to remove Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams from office, four months after Reams was suspended amid claims of financial misconduct and sexual harassment.

Reams has already said he would not run for re-election this year. But Attorney General Joseph Foster said the misconduct complaint  filed Tuesday in Merrimack Superior Court seeks his removal.

Among the allegations are that Reams used improperly spent and accounted for office funds, spending nearly $250,000 over 10 years on things like travel and food. He's also accused of harassing female employees.

Reams, a Republican first elected in 1998, has not been charged with a crime.

Reams' lawyer, Michael Ramsdell, said Reams is glad details are finally public and that Reams will defend himself against the charges.