Clinton Aide Won't Be Charged

Associated Press

The city quietly dropped charges Monday against White House adviser George Stephanopoulos, who had been accused of leaving the scene of a minor car accident and driving with an expired license and tags.

"We took the case, evaluated it and decided not to go forward with it," said Claude Bailey, spokesman for the city's corporation counsel. He declined to answer further questions.

Stephanopoulos, 34, did not appear at his arraignment. He was arrested Sept. 7 after bumping a car parked in front of him as he tried to pull out of a space in front of a Georgetown restaurant.

After the court action, Stephanopoulos said: "Obviously, I am gratified they dropped the charges, and I've renewed my license. I'll never let it expire. . . ."

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