State Prosecutors Group To Review Rockingham County Cases

State Prosecutors Group To Review Rockingham County Cases

12:45pm Apr 09, 2018
Craig Blitzer. Photo courtesy Raleigh/Wake County CCBI

More than a dozen Rockingham County criminal cases are under scrutiny by a statewide group for prosecutors.

The cases were handled by Craig Blitzer, who resigned as district attorney last year and later pleaded guilty to failure to discharge the duties of his office. He is awaiting sentencing.

The North Carolina Conference on District Attorneys has agreed to review 16 cases Blitzer worked on from beginning to end.

They include charges of food stamp fraud, sexual misconduct by a teacher and even first-degree murder.

Legal and ethical problems have already been found in several of Blitzer’s previous cases.

Interim District Attorney Jason Ramey says the caseload for the review is likely to be divided among the conference’s attorneys.

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