Petition Filed to Have Winkler County District Attorney Removed from Office

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NewsWest 9

Breaking news out of Winkler County.

County Attorney Scott Tidwell tells NewsWest 9 he has filed a petition to have District Attorney Mike Fostel removed from office.

Tidwell tells NewsWest 9, the petition comes from a citizen affidavit filed by John Walton.

It asks that Fostel be removed from office since he hasn't been in his office since March of 2009.

Fostel hasn't been able to work due to medical problems.

The petition now goes to the district judge for further action.

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