Marion Barry weighs in on Vincent Gray scandalMarch 14, 2014 @ 7:01 pm (Updated: 7:10 pm - 3/14/14 )
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry was re-elected despite a prison sentence for smoking crack cocaine.
But Barry says he's not sure about Mayor Vincent Gray's political future amid federal allegations that Gray knew about an illegal "shadow campaign."
Barry told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Friday that Gray's record in office has been drowned out by coverage of the allegations.
Prosecutors said Monday that Gray knew about a $668,000 slush fund that aided his 2010 campaign and was financed by businessman Jeffrey Thompson, who pleaded guilty to two conspiracy charges. Gray has denied the allegations and has not been charged with a crime.
Barry said in the three decades he's known Gray, the current mayor has "never been accused of impropriety of any kind."
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Graffiti in Seattle
Vandalism at Seattle's Gas Works Park underscores an ongoing battle with police and taggers
History of Seafair
We take a look back at how Seafair became a Seattle tradition
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.