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Prosecutor seeks to overturn interim appointment (access required)

When a local elected prosecutor moves up to a judgeship, the top assistant in the office generally takes the reins until voters elect a new commonwealth’s attorney. A state law provides for automatic succession unless the top assistant declines. In Wise County, however, the chief deputy in the prosecutor’s office claims he was caught by surprise ...

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