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Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/02/2010

Council censures Barry, will ask U.S. attorney's office to consider case

The D.C. Council has censured Marion Barry and referred allegations that he misused taxpayer funds to the U.S. Attorney's Office for possible criminal investigation.

The move stems from a report by Washington attorney Robert S. Bennett that concluded that Barry personally benefited from a $15,000 personal service contract he secured for his on-again, off-again girlfriend Donna Watts-Brighthaupt.

Barry has apologized for poor judgment but has maintained that he broke no laws.

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/02/2010

Categories:  Marion Barry, Marion Barry

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