The Union Leader reported today that a letter sent by Executive Councilor Christopher Sununu on behalf of former Salem town politician Patrick McDougall is under fire.
According to the paper, the Attorney General's Office is calling for a police review of the circumstances surrounding the letter, which was sent to Judge Michael Sullivan. Sununu told the paper that he writes "character letters" all the time, but Sullivan called the receiving of the letter an "unusual event."
The former Budget Committee and Zoning Board of Adjustment member was sentenced on Tuesday to 48 hours in prison for a charge of obstruction stemming from an incident at his home last year.
McDougall still faces two counts of witness tampering, one count of disorderly conduct and one count of criminal threatening stemming from a separate arrest following an incident that took place at the Salem Fire House.