D.C. Campaign Finance Director Admonishes Barry - NBC4 Washington

D.C. Campaign Finance Director Admonishes Barry



    New Shoulder Replacement Procedure Gives the Gift of Movement
    Donna Watts-Brighthaupt and Marion Barry arrive for a court appearance in April 2009.

    The D.C. Office of Campaign Finance director has admonished former Mayor Marion Barry for failing to disclose his relationship with a woman whom he helped award a $15,000 city contract.

    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.

    Fan, Follow and Text: Get the latest from NBCWashington.com anytime, anywhere. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Sign up for our e-mail newsletters and get breaking news delivered right to your mobile phone -- just text DCBREAKING to 622339 to sign up. (Message and data rates may apply.)