Vermont Prosecutor Challenged

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A Vermont defense lawyer wants a judge to dismiss the charges against a man accused of driving a tractor over seven sheriffs' department cruisers because the prosecutor in the case was improperly appointed.

Attorney David Sleigh included Roger Pion in a list of 20 clients from 22 cases being prosecuted by Orleans County State's attorney Alan Franklin that he wants dismissed.

Sleigh says Governor Peter Shumlin didn't have the authority to appoint Franklin.