In Maryland Silver Spring man indicted in lead-paint...

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March 15, 2001|By From staff reports

In Maryland

Silver Spring man indicted in lead-paint case

GREENBELT - A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment yesterday against a Washington landlord accused of failing to warn his tenants about potential lead paint hazards.

The case against David D. Nuyen, 65, of Silver Spring marks the first criminal prosecution in the country involving lead warnings required of landlords since 1992. Nuyen is charged with obstruction of justice and submitting false documents to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

According to the indictment, federal investigators were given forged and backdated lead paint warning forms to disguise the fact that tenants were not properly notified when they moved in to seven low-income properties he owned.

U.S. jury acquits 2 officers of some dog-attack charges

GREENBELT - A federal jury handed down a mixed verdict in a high-profile police misconduct case, acquitting two Prince George's County officers yesterday on some charges involving a 1995 police dog attack on two homeless men but deadlocking on others.

Jurors also could not reach a verdict on the one count against a former Takoma Park detective accused of filing false burglary charges against the homeless men to cover up the attack.

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