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DA in Person, Caswell counties to retire

Posted January 19, 2010 4:18 p.m. EST

Joel Brewer said Tuesday that he is retiring as district attorney for Person and Caswell counties after three decades in office.

Brewer said he plans to go into private legal practice and will lobby state lawmakers on behalf of fishermen.

The State Bureau of Investigation has been investigating Brewer since last fall, officials said, but the reason for the investigation hasn't been disclosed.