Nguyen was again arrested on May 5, 2001: this time by Clark County. He was once again transferred to the Pierce County Jail and held until June 1, 2001. Fingerprints verified that he was not the same Nguyen sought by the warrant.
For his claim of mistaken identity, Nguyen sought damages for loss of earnings, mental stress, emotional damages, embarrassment and fear. Pierce County settled the claim on April 18, 2005. Nguyen was represented by Seattle attorney Michael E. Blue.
See: In re Nguyen, no claim # found.
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