Email affidavit calls for firing Durham DA

From staff reportsAugust 20, 2013 

Leon C. Stanback


— Former Chapel Hill businessman Spencer C. Young wants Durham District Attorney Leon C. Stanback fired.

Young, now living in Florida, emailed a “sworn affidavit” calling for Stanback’s removal Tuesday. The email was sent to Durham County Clerk of Court Archie Davis, Durham City Council members, several North Carolina attorneys and news media.

The affidavit had not been filed at the clerk’s office by the end of business Tuesday. The email has no names of witness or other indication of being officially sworn.

In the affidavit, Young claims he is the victim of “extensive felonies and numerous civil-rights violations perpetrated by ... Stanback” in connection with a 2011 larceny Young alleges was committed against him by retired Durham Superior Court Judge David Q. LaBarre and a woman he calls LaBarre’s girlfriend.

Young owned the Courtyard, a retail-restaurant complex in downtown Chapel Hill, until declaring bankruptcy in 2009.

Last week, Chief Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson dismissed two officially filed petitions for Stanback’s removal.

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