D.C. ethics board censures, fines Marion Barry

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The board said Brown, who pleaded guilty last month to accepting $55,000 in bribes and faces a 37-month prison term when he is sentenced in October, was unable to file the forms because of the bribery investigation but that the matter has since been taken care of.

However, in light of Brown’s guilty plea the board voted Thursday to issue a notice of violation against Brown in reference to the bribery charge. For that violation, the former at-large independent will now face a possible $165,000 fine — three times the amount of the bribes he accepted. That sum is in addition to $35,000 he was ordered by the court to pay as part of his plea deal.

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