- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

CARRINGTON, N.D. (AP) - Foster County State’s Attorney Paul Murphy has stepped down from his post.

The County Commission says Murphy was asked to resign, but Murphy says that was never directly conveyed to him.

Commission Chairman Josh Dreher (dreer) tells KQDJ radio that the county in recent months has received “inaccurate and unreliable legal advice” from Murphy, and that the prosecutor has allowed personal issues to negatively affect his performance.

Murphy says he resigned this week because the county “has just become too messy and too much of a hassle.” He says he doesn’t get paid enough “for what I have to put up with.”

Murphy was first elected state’s attorney in 2002 and has been re-elected several times.

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Information from: KOVC-AM, https://www.newsdakota.com


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