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Brown's traffic charge will be heard in March

Tuesday - 2/7/2012, 4:59am  ET

WASHINGTON - A former District of Columbia mayoral candidate who was set to go to trial on a charge of driving without a valid license will have to return to court.

Sulaimon Brown's trial on the traffic charge was supposed to be Monday in D.C. Superior Court, but it was rescheduled to March 7.

Brown was arrested in September. His Maryland driver's license had been suspended over an unpaid parking ticket. But his attorney has claimed Brown was treated unfairly because his license was suspended on July 4, when motor vehicle departments in Maryland and the district were closed.

Brown has accused aides to Mayor Vincent Gray of paying him and promising him a job during last year's campaign to disparage then-Mayor Adrian Fenty. Federal authorities are investigating those claims.


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