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and Father of Duke
Lacrosse Scandal Victim
Files Sworn Affidavit to Remove Durham
District Attorney From Office
Contact: Spencer C.
Young – SpencerCYoung@aol.com
Durham, NC (August 20, 2013) — Today, Spencer C. Young filed a Sworn Affidavit with the Clerk of Superior Court in Durham County requesting the Court remove
District Attorney Leon Stanback from office.
This follows an affidavit similarly seeking Stanback’s removal, which was
filed two weeks ago by Durham resident James Michael Lynch (File # 13CVS03898);
however, the allegations in the earlier filed complaint pertain to entirely
unrelated circumstances. Mr. Young also concurrently
filed multiple criminal charges against Mr. Stanback and others involved in
what he describes as a “sordid mess” deliberately orchestrated to obfuscate
(i.e. “cover up”) extensive other criminal activities that cross state lines.
Mr. Young is a
graduate-degreed, ivy-league educated former investment banking executive of JPMorgan, where he founded and served
as Chief Operating Officer of its Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities
(“CMBS”) business, and was an investment banker and Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, where he created the
IQ® CMBS franchise. He is also the author
In White Shoes”, the upcoming hard-hitting exposé of yet untold banking
abuse, judicial corruption and outlandish cover-up that followed him from New
York to North Carolina, a move made in part to be close to his sons attending Duke
This tell-all literary
work recounts the experiences of a former Wall Street insider, who later became
the target of perverse greed-induced retribution, including victimization in
“the worst bank foreclosure fraud in U.S. history”, a distinction readily verified
by Google search. It also details a remarkably
orchestrated campaign of corruption-laden activities that boggle the mind, with
revelations explosive enough to rock the financial world, while exposing the
illicit activities of a disturbing number of wayward professionals in a variety
of disciplines. The collective account
of misdeeds are part of a multi-faceted scandal coined “MorganStanleyGate”, which
is directly linked to such seminal events as: (1) the Subprime Mortgage
Meltdown; (2) the Duke Lacrosse Scandal; (3) the Facebook IPO Fiasco; and (4) the
Occupy (Wall Street) Movement.
This nonfiction account empirically
lays out in great detail how all too often it’s those vested with the public’s
trust who most abuse their positions of influence by succumbing to bribes, fear-induced
threats and other forms of undue avarice-based influence. As detailed in his affidavit, Mr. Young
believes this unsavory group of influentials most certainly includes the
current Durham District Attorney, Leon Stanback.
In White Shoes is scheduled to be
published this Fall, and features chapters that wax eloquent of Mr.Stanback’s
misdeeds, which according to Mr. Young, “make those of disgraced predecessor
Mike Nifong look like the peccadilloes of a choir boy”.
And Mr. Young is uniquely qualified to make such
a comparative assessment, as his son was on the 2006 Duke Men’s Lacrosse team
victimized by Mr. Nifong’s recklessness as Durham’s District Attorney, and then
six years later, Mr. Young himself fell victim to yet another dangerously aberrant
Durham District Attorney, Leon Stanback.
Additional information about
this upcoming literary work can be gleaned in advance of publication by
Lightning Strikes Twice in the Same Place . . . Albeit With A Plot
Roughly six years ago,
the Durham District Attorney’s office was awash in scandal a year after it had recklessly
pursued the prosecution of innocent young men on the Duke Men’s Lacrosse team,
predicated on the allegations of a misguided young woman that were later shown
to be bold-faced lies. Nevertheless, a
rush-to-judgment verdict was rendered in the court of public opinion, such
that: (1) the 2006 season of this revered #1 nationally ranked collegiate program
was cancelled; (2) their immensely talented and storied coach was abruptly fired;
and (3) although just three student athletes were indicted, every member of the
team was subjected to a palpable “guilt-by-association”, which manifested gratuitous
vilification by many in the mainstream media.
Mr. Young’s eldest son
Michael and his teammates (as well as their respective families) were subjected
to unimaginable emotional distress caused by the reckless overzealous prosecutorial
efforts of the now disgraced and disbarred former Durham District Attorney,
Mike Nifong. Moreover, Michael Young’s long-time
childhood friend, Collin Finnerty was one of the three young men whose worlds
were turned upside when they were wrongfully indicted on false felony charges of
assault, kidnapping and rape. And since
Mr. Young had personally known Collin since his grade school days (serving as
his CYO basketball coach), he was privy to the devastating impact the bogus
indictment had on the entire Finnerty family.
As detailed in Mr.
Young’s affidavit, Durham District Attorney Leon Stanback did THE SAME THING as
Mike Nifong, and then RAISED THE BAR with profoundly disgraceful behavior, warranting
not only Mr. Stanback’s removal and disbarment, but also imprisonment in the North
Carolina State Penitentiary. Mr. Stanback
knowingly abused the powers of his office to prosecute charges he KNEW to be
FALSE, while deliberately ignoring a series of brazen felonies perpetrated over
a six month period by a long-time friend and colleague of his – to wit, Durham
Judge David Q. LaBarre and his girlfriend.
In other words, Stanback played a pivotal role, and was knowingly
complicit in the cover-up of felonies perpetrated by a public official
(LaBarre), with whom he is well-acquainted, and like him is a retired Durham
Superior Court Judge and long-time colleague.
The felonies perpetrated
by Judge LaBarre and his girlfriend entailed grand larceny, fraudulent
conversion and auto theft involving property valued at approximately $275,000,
including a Mercedes Benz. In collusion
with Judge LaBarre, DA Stanback then had the victim of these felonies
arrested in Florida at gun point by a US Marshal SWAT team, fraudulently
extradited, imprisoned in maximum security jail with the most violent of
felons, and unlawfully denied bail for 127 days on charges that were literally
made up out of thin air. All told, seventeen
Constitutional rights were blatantly violated.
The charges were dismissed as meritless in part because they were
predicated on the lies of a similarly misguided young woman, to wit Judge
LaBarre’s girlfriend. Nevertheless,
Stanback had this victim convicted in absentia on even more bombastically false
misdemeanor charges . . . and he did so after having agreed to similarly
dismiss them, as they were certainly baseless.
The victim was Spencer
C. Young, and now for the made-for-Hollywood plot twist . . . the misguided
young woman behind all the audacious lies is Judge LaBarre’s girlfriend, Leah
R. Krier, who had lived with Mr. Young after she was rendered homeless by her
previous boyfriend, and after Mr. Young’s marriage of 24 years had succumbed to
the unrelenting stress of MorganStanleyGate . . . that is
until being evicted by SWAT team in “the worst bank foreclosure fraud in U.S.
[Yes, you read correctly
– Mr. Young has been unlawfully assaulted in TWO separate SWAT team
attacks of a dozen heavily armed officers – the first time was part of a fraudulent
foreclosure on a mortgage that had been PAID-IN-FULL and the second time, the
assault was predicated on bold face lies in fabricated charges made in an
effort to cover-up the theft of property involuntarily placed in storage as a
result of the first SWAT team attack.
Now how can something so outlandishly counter to America values and
operative law be allowed to occur? By undertaking
his actions today, Mr. Young is now assuming a leadership role to ensure this NEVER
Affidavit Seeks a Called “Strike Three” . . . By An Objective
Based on his first-hand
experience and the extensive empirical evidence that is neatly presented in Cannibals
In White Shoes, Mr. Young contends the Triangle Region of North
Carolina is afflicted with a stifling level of corruption among its public
officials, and that Durham perhaps represents the epicenter of this modern day dystopia,
with the Durham’s District Attorney’s Office serving as a prime example.
For instance, the
notorious Mike Nifong was removed in humiliation from office in January 2007
(“Strike One!”). And then Nifong’s successor,
Tracey Cline was removed amid more scandal in February 2012 (“Strike Two!”),
after she publicly accused Durham Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson of engaging
in widespread corruption and abuse of authority. In response, Ms. Cline was accused of
obstructing justice and suppressing evidence that would have exonerated a man
she was prosecuting.
Then along comes Leon
Stanback, who was appointed after Ms. Cline’s ouster by then North Carolina
Governor Bev Perdue. It is important to
note the former Governor Perdue signed the extradition papers that transferred
Mr. Young from the Pinellas County Florida Jail to the Durham, North Carolina
jail, after having been alerted the arrest was unlawful, and the documents were
fraudulent and contradicted operative law.
These bogus documents were authorized by Durham Superior Court Judge,
Orlando Hudson, who is the Judge designated to adjudicate affidavits to remove the
Accordingly, Mr. Young’s
affidavit seeking removal of Leon Stanback from office (representing “Strike
Three!”) requests that Judge Hudson recuse himself, and that the proceedings be
overseen by the North Carolina Attorney General, Roy Cooper AND the U.S.
Department of Justice because the efforts to cover-up this sordid matter cross
state lines, which is covered in the next “plot twist”.
Shortly after Mr. Young
publicly announced the upcoming publishing of Cannibals In White Shoes
and intentions to seek justice and recover his stolen property (including
computers unlawfully seized to suppress the evidence against Judge LaBarre and
his girlfriend), he was harassed with an bogus paternity claim emanating from
an entirely foreign jurisdiction in a state over a 1,000 miles away, which Mr.
Young has only briefly visited but once many years ago.
The fraudulent demand
for payment is also predicated on more bold-faced lies and criminal fraud by
Judge LaBarre’s girlfriend – and in this case, the corrupt judge is a rural
Kansas district court judge (Ron L. Svaty), who obviously had no jurisdiction
whatsoever to render a judgment, and which is in direct violation of the
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction & Enforcement Act. And he did so after being provided evidence
that: (1) paternity didn’t exist and LaBarre’s girlfriend refused to provide
buccal DNA samples; (2) Kansas could not possibly be deemed a “home state”; and
(3) he lacked jurisdictional authority in this bogus matter. Accordingly, multiple ethics complaints have
been filed against Judge Svaty with the Kansas Supreme Court’s Judicial Qualifications
Commission, Kansas Governor Brownbeck has been alerted and criminal complaints
have also been filed with the Kansas Dept. of Justice.
Even more preposterous
is that this domicile fraud perpetrated by Judge LaBarre’s girlfriend can be
readily exposed by a simple phone call to the human resources department of Air
Wisconsin (her employer), who can confirm her residence over the relevant time
period has NEVER been in Kansas and ALWAYS in North Carolina. The “home state” of residency under UCCJEA
can also be readily confirmed with the North Carolina Dept. of Motor Vehicles,
the North Carolina State Board of Elections, the North Carolina Dept. of
Revenue and the US Postal Service. The
absurdity of it all is beyond the pale, as it is effectively using government
resources and infrastructure to perpetuate the cover-up of felonies.
The intent of pursuing
this bogus claim at this time is obvious – incarcerate Mr. Young for
non-payment of a fraudulent child support obligation to a state with no
jurisdiction whatsoever, for a child he is not the biological father of, and to
a woman who has committed multiple felonies and made off with over $275,000 in
property. The absurdity of it all defies
belief, and represents a last ditch effort to stop Cannibals In White Shoes
from being published, as $billions in franchise value are at stake, as are the
livelihoods of many who have played a complicit role in this mess.
One might logically ask
why Judge LaBarre’s girlfriend, who at one time had a close personal
relationship with Mr. Young would undertake so many pernicious and fraudulent
actions against him and engage in widespread felonies. As Mr. Young has been precluded from
confronting her profound transmogrification in personality, he can only surmise
she has been manipulated by unsavory others, who are operating pursuant to a time-tested
and empirically refined “divide & conquer” strategy. Mr. Young is well-acquainted with such
diabolical undertakings from his days as an executive at Morgan Stanley, and
has seen this employed with other family members, including his wife of 24
years, who was effectively murdered by the resultant stress.
The Claims Against DA Stanback
Under the provisions set
forth in NC General Statute §7A-66, which pertains to the removal of district
attorneys, Mr. Young’s affidavit charges Mr. Stanback with: (i) willful
misconduct in office; (ii) willful and persistent failure to perform his
duties; (iii) crimes involving moral turpitude; (iv) conduct prejudicial to the
administration of justice which brings the office into disrepute; and (v)
knowingly authorizing an assistant district attorney to assist in committing
such acts. Any one of these charges, if
found to be true, are grounds for removal under North Carolina General Statute
(“NCGS”) § 7A – 66. In his affidavit, Mr.
Young cites some of the same allegations filed two weeks ago against Mr. Stanback
by Durham resident James Michael Lynch – to wit: (a) failure to investigate and
prosecute a grand larceny; and (2) undertaking complicit actions with the
intent to cover-up a felony. This
suggests these problems are deep-rooted and systemic within the Durham District
Mr. Young said “There
can be no faith in our justice system with a district attorney who conspires to
engage in criminal fraud that makes a mockery of the U.S. Constitution and assaults
the very liberties upon which this nation was founded, and do so with the intent
to cover-up multiple felonies perpetrated by another public official.”
According to NCGS
§7A-66, once an affidavit is filed, the Clerk of the Superior Court (Archie L.
Smith III) is to immediately bring the matter to the attention of the senior
resident Superior Court Judge for Durham County, which must NOT be Orlando
Hudson for reasons earlier articulated. Within 30 days, the adjudicating Judge
should either take action on the charges or refer them for review and action to
another Durham County superior court judge.
If the Court finds probable cause, believing the charges are true, Mr. Stanback
could be suspended, with pay, pending a final decision in the case. If the Court finds that grounds for removal
exist, the Court would issue an order permanently removing Mr. Stanback from office
and terminating his salary – according to Mr. Young, this is an imperative
Mr. Young offered: “My
overriding concern is that Durham County takes steps to immediately remove Leon
Stanback, who has proved to be a clear and present danger to society, and
finally appoint a competent and ethical district attorney, which this
municipality has now failed to accomplish on three consecutive occasions.”
He went on to say he is also
looking for three readily achievable objectives to be attained: (1) void the
bogus misdemeanor charges that remain; (2) return ALL stolen property; and (3)
prosecute ALL who played a role in this audacious fraud and grand larceny.
In concluding, Mr. Young
said: “This sordid mess of profound judicial corruption in North Carolina,
Kansas and Florida is predicated on instances of audacious fraud that defy all
vestiges of normalcy and common sense.
And it is this level of utter societal dysfunction and perversion of a
once respected U.S. judicial system that results from the surreptitious unbridled
greed of certain financial institutions . . . and the who, what, where, when,
why and how of this is provocatively revealed in Cannibals In White Shoes”.