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Patrick names Michael Pelgro as acting Middlesex DA

Governor Deval Patrick named Michael Pelgro, the first assistant Middlesex district ­attorney, to serve as acting district attorney Thursday, until he appoints a replacement for Gerard T. Leone Jr., who ­resigned to take a job in a law firm.

The governor has not said how long Pelgro will serve as acting district attorney, but it is expected to be several weeks.

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