Judge Donald Stephens, the superior court judge in residence is responsible for firing court clerks for using and certifying fake court documents per North Carolina General Statue GS 7A-105). But instead, he continues to cover it up, a crime that violates both state and federal statutes. (See home page for full story).
Removal of clerk [GS 7A-105] — The senior resident reviews charges made for removal of the clerk of court, decides whether to suspend the clerk pending a hearing, and conducts the hearing to decide whether to remove the clerk. If the clerk is suspended, the senior resident appoints a temporary replacement.
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Per the NC Administrative Office of the Courts financial procedures manual:
1. SYSTEM OF AUTHORIZATIONS AND APPROVALS
For good internal control every financial transaction has to go through certain steps: authorized, initiated, executed and recorded. For purposes of internal accounting control each CSC should have a system that makes reasonably sure that:
- Only legitimate and appropriate transactions are authorized
- Only authorized transactions are initiated, executed and recorded
- Any errors in execution or recording are detected as soon as possible
Errors in recordkeeping are being covered up, not exposed and corrected as law requires. Below is a link to the financial recordkeeping manual that the clerk of court is supposed to adhere to: