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Adrian Walker

Gerard Leone steps away from government

Gerry Leone is an uncompromising old-school prosecutor who takes deep satisfaction in getting bad guys off the streets.

At the same time, he is the kind of new-school district attorney who will spend Wednesday morning at Woburn High School, warning 250 teenagers about the dangers of domestic violence, an issue some of his predecessors barely thought about. Indeed, Leone reels off a list of domestic crimes when he is asked to list some of the most memorable cases he has been involved in during his six years as Middlesex district attorney.

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