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Witness says he complained of Probation hiring

A former administrative lawyer in the state Probation Department told a federal jury Tuesday that he began to complain in 2008 that he was being forced to recommend certain candidates for jobs, including some who were blatantly under-qualified.

Edward McDermott testified Tuesday that supervisors would not respond to his concerns, however, and that he did not press the issue further out of fear it could affect his employment.

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