By Associated Press - Saturday, January 18, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Two officials who worked in the office of a New Hampshire prosecutor under state and federal criminal investigation have resigned.

Deputy County Attorney Tom Reid resigned on Friday, with New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster issuing a statement saying Reid was not a target in the criminal investigation of suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams, and that there was no evidence of wrongdoing by Reid.

On Saturday, Foster’s Daily Democrat reported ( ) that Tara Longo, a victim’s advocate in the office, also had stepped down.

Prosecutors have not released details of the investigation of Reams, saying only that it involves alleged discriminatory acts and issues surrounding a federally-funded program.

Reams, a Republican first elected as Rockingham County Attorney in 1998, is still being paid his salary of about $85,000 a year.

Longo submitted her letter of resignation Jan. 7; it was accepted by county commissioners on Thursday and took effect Friday.

In her letter, Longo wrote, “I release the county from any further legal action as it relates to this matter and deem this resignation as the final resolution relating to my employment with the Rockingham County Attorney’s office.”

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