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N.H. Attorney General Takes Control Of Hillsborough County Attorney Office

MANCHESTER — Friday, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald announced that he is wresting control of the Hillsborough County Attorney Office from elected County Attorney Michael Conlon.

MacDonald cited “systemic failures in the leadership of the prosecutorial function of your office,” in a letter sent to Conlon today.

MacDonald said that David Mara, Gov. Chris Sununu’s Adviser on Addiction and Behavioral Health, is being tasked with taking over day to day operations at the Hillsborough County office.

Conlon, a first-term Democrat, was elected as part of the so-called “blue wave” of 2018 when he ousted Republican incumbent Dennis Hogan.

In that race, Conlon received 77,819 votes, to Hogan’s 76,161.

The person who answered the phone at Conlon’s office in Manchester Friday afternoon said she did not know if the attorney would have any comment on the matter.