District Judge Tod Young, hearing a case against a couple accused of bilking an elderly man out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, recused himself Tuesday because he represented one of the defendants in an earlier case.
Young said he was transferring the case to District Judge Michael Gibbons because he did not want to give the appearance of impropriety.
The defendants — Denise M. Allen, 54, and her husband, Michael Gene Allen, 54 — were set to enter pleas in the case Tuesday.
Young said Tuesday that prior to being appointed judge, he represented Michael Allen.
Young said he …