Marion Barry pays part of $13,600 fine over ethics complaint

Marion Barry has paid $6,800 of a $13,600 fine on Thursday to resolve an ethics complaint over taking cash from two construction companies.

Barry was censured and fined earlier in July for taking two gifts in 2012 from Forney Enterprises and F&L Construction totaling $6,800. Barry's agreed to a fine of $13,600. Under the agreement, he is allowed to pay it in installments.

Public officials are prohibited from taking gifts of more than $20 from contractors. According to the Post, city officials are subject to a fine of up to three times the amount received in gifts.