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National Briefing / Washington, D.c.

No charges for former mayor

July 09, 2009|Times Staff and Wire Reports

Federal prosecutors have dropped charges against former Washington Mayor Marion Barry, who was accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend.

U.S. Park Police arrested the current D.C. councilman Saturday after they said a woman complained she was being stalked.

Barry's lawyer denied the allegations and said Barry was arrested on the way home from a meal with the woman, Donna Watts-Brighthaupt. Watts-Brighthaupt earlier this week also released a statement that appeared to deny she had accused him of stalking.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said that it would not pursue the stalking charges.

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