LeRoy Douglas was himself indicted on felony charges earlier this month. He now alleges that Winchell intentionally disclosed grand jury information to the public.
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The claim relates to a detailed press release issued by Winchell last week, sent out only moments after Douglas's arraignment.
The DEC's Winchell declined to comment this week.
According to Douglas's attorney, Matt Norfolk, the alleged leak suggests that a special prosecutor needs to be named to review allegations against Douglas.
In court documents, Norfolk writes that DEC officials and the Clinton County District Attorney's office have collaborated to –quote—"publicly smear and embarrass Mr. Douglas."
Town Court officials in North Elba confirmed that Douglas's complaint has been filed, reviewed and forwarded to Essex County's District Attorney for further review.
Douglas has been locked in a series of legal battles with the Adirondack Park Agency and the DEC. He's currently charged with illegal dumping on his property.