In an order Friday, Cecily E. Collier-Montgomery said Barry adversely affected the public's confidence in the integrity of the city government. Her office said he didn't violate D.C. campaign finance reform and conflict-of-interest laws.
Collier-Montgomery she urged him to access resources on legal ethics and standards of conduct.
At a news conference Monday, Barry said the office did a thorough probe, which has vindicated him.
Barry's office awarded his former girlfriend, Donna Watts-Brighthaupt, a contract to draft a proposal for a youth program in southeast D.C.
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