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FBI Probing D.C.’s Marion Barry’s City Council Contracts

It’s sad how this guy cannot steer clear of the law. As  Roseanne Rosannadanna on Saturday Night Live used to say “It’s always somethin. If it’s not one thing it’s another”.

Gilda Radner''s Quote Applies Here "It's always somethin. If it's not one thing it's another".
Roseanne Rossandanna’s Quote Applies Here. “It’s always somethin. If it’s not one thing it’s another”.

By Bill Myers
Examiner Staff Writer
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors and FBI agents have opened a wide-ranging investigation into whether former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry broke federal laws by lavishing contracts on a girlfriend and on a host of questionable nonprofit groups, The Examiner has learned.

Barry, 73, was arrested by U.S. Park Police earlier this month on stalking charges after a confrontation with estranged girlfriend Donna Watts-Brighthaupt.

It later emerged that Barry had given Watts-Brighthaupt a $5,000-per-month city contract shortly after they began dating. The Watts-Brighthaupt scandal led to further revelations that Barry had steered even more taxpayer dollars into dubious nonprofit groups operating in his stricken Ward 8.

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