Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Marion Barry tests positive again

Well, the residents of DC certainly can't say they're surprised by the news. Marion Barry, the former mayor who was busted in a drug sting several years ago has tested positive for cocaine use again, in violation of his release terms.

::::::::Former Mayor Marion Barry, who spent six months in jail in 1991 on drug charges, tested positive for cocaine last fall, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Barry, now a member of the District of Columbia Council, took a court-ordered test after pleading guilty to misdemeanor tax charges, the newspaper said, citing two unidentified sources familiar with his case. He has since begun drug treatment, the report said.
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Yeah, now that's the kind of public official we want providing an example for our kids, now ain't it?

Oh, and those tax-evasion charges? They were brought because the good former mayor managed to forget to file his income taxes. Six years in a row.

Don't ya just hate that?