Brian Aus grew up on the Jersey Shore. Springsteen territory, more or less. He settled in Durham County some 35 years ago, loved it and never left.
Now, the 59-year-old defense attorney wants to be the boss of the Durham County District Attorney’s Office.
I first met Aus about a dozen years ago, when he wore the mustache he waxes nostalgic about to this day. When I spoke with him in the courthouse, we were talking about a client of his standing down the hallway who was mixed up in pit bull fighting.
I remember thinking, about Aus: this dude’s pretty direct.
I never spoke with him again until now. He hasn’t mellowed with age.
The Brian Aus interview has been edited for length.
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