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Leone says he won’t seek third term as DA

Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr., who has prosecuted some of the biggest cases in the state, including that of attempted shoe bomber ­Richard Reid and nanny Louise Woodward, surprised the legal community Thursday night when he announced that he would not seek reelection to a third term.

The Democrat, who made his declaration during an awards ceremony for his staff, also said he intends to leave government service when he departs from ­office, according to a transcript of his remarks released by his spokeswoman.

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