Closings & Delays

Man wrongly accused of stalking Miss Maryland

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MEDIA, Pa.– A man was wrongfully accused of stalking and harassing Miss Maryland in August 2016.

Mr. Valencio Pires was wrongfully accused of stalking and harassment by the current Miss Maryland, Hannah Brewer, in August 2016.

Today, October 18, 2016, the State’s Attorney’s Office dismissed all charges thanks to the efforts of defense attorney Matt Williamson, and Mr. Pires’s personal lawyer Francis Alexander Malofiy of the law firm Francis Alexander LLC. To be clear, this was not a plea deal; this was a case where the state’s attorney had no evidence or underlying facts to support the charges against Mr. Pires.

A great injustice has been visited upon Mr. Pires who did nothing more than send a single fan message to a public figure that was in no way lewd or inappropriate, but simply congratulatory and supportive in nature. As a result of Ms. Brewer’s false accusations, and as a result of the authorities’ failure to conduct an adequate investigation, Mr. Pires was arrested and denied bail. Due to Miss Maryland’s pageant schedule, Mr. Pires’s court date was delayed while Mr. Pires languished in prison unable to see his family, friends, and children – or to work to support himself.

Mr. Pires has had his name dragged through the mud in the public and media, despite the fact that there was never any evidence that justified imprisoning Mr. Pires and forever tarnishing his reputation.

Mr. Pires is considering all avenues going forward, including filing a complaint for the false statements that were apparently made to the police and a civil suit for false imprisonment/malicious prosecution.

SOURCE: Francis Alexander, LLC.

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