- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 10, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors want a judge to send former mayor and current D.C. Council member Marion Barry to jail because they say he’s failed to file tax returns for the eighth time in nine years.

Prosecutors say in a motion Monday that Barry violated probation by not filing taxes in 2007. Barry was given three years probation in 2006 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges that he failed to file returns from 1999 to 2004.

Prosecutors sought to have that probation revoked after Barry failed to file his 2005 taxes on time; a judge refused.

Barry served four terms as mayor. In his third, he was videotaped in 1990 in a hotel room smoking crack cocaine in an FBI sting. He served six months in prison and in 1994 regained the mayor’s office.

Barry’s attorney didn’t immediately return a message.

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