Sulaimon Brown to stand trial for suspended license charge

Former D.C. mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown is expected to go on trial Wednesday on a charge of driving without a valid license.{ }

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.