RALEIGH, N.C. — The prosecutor handling the case of a former North Carolina district attorney has asked for a special prosecutor after the defendant complained about her.

Media outlets report that Wake District Attorney Lorrin Freeman has asked for a special prosecutor to take over the case against former Person and Caswell County District Attorney Wallace Bradsher.

The News & Record of Greensboro obtained the request through a freedom on information request.

Freeman made the request for a special prosecutor after Bradsher accused her of prosecutorial misconduct.

Bradsher and former Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer were charged with misuse of state funds after investigators learned each man had hired the other prosecutor’s wife for jobs that required little work.

Blitzer pleaded guilty last month and repaid the state $48,000.

Information from: News & Record, http://www.news-record.com

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