DC Councilman Marion Barry Fined Over Illegal Gifts

Law360, Los Angeles (July 11, 2013, 10:31 PM ET) -- The District of Columbia's ethics board Thursday reportedly censured D.C. Councilman and former four-term mayor Marion Barry and fined him $13,600 for accepting illegal cash gifts from city contractors. 

The Washington Post reported that D.C.'s Board of Ethics and Government Accountability voted unanimously to approve a settlement with Barry, a Democratic representing the city's Ward 8, following a two-month investigation into gifts he listed in a May financial disclosure report.

As part of the negotiated settlement, Barry, 77, admitted he violated the council's code of conduct...
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