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Six-Year Struggle Ends in Victory for Zuckerman Spaeder LLP and Veteran DC Police Detective

February 9, 2007

Zuckerman Spaeder partner Blair Brown helped ensure that the Metropolitan Police Detective Nelson Valdes' conviction for accepting an illegal gratuity was vacated for the second time.

Valdes' conviction was overturned last year in a 2-1 vote but the government had requested that the case be reheard. On February 9th, 2007 the court voted 7-5 in Valdes' favor.

In an en banc review, Brown filed a friend of the court brief for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) on Valdes' behalf.

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