Former District of Columbia mayoral candidate Sulaimon Brown will go to trial in February on a charge of driving without a valid license.
Brown was in court Monday for a status hearing. His attorney, James Rudasill, argued that Brown was being treated unfairly because his Maryland driver's license was suspended on July 4, when motor vehicle departments in Maryland and the District were closed. But prosecutors said Brown was treated like any other citizen. His license was suspended over an unpaid parking ticket.
The judge set a Feb. 6 trial date.
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.