Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Whatever happened to former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry?

He has turned up at a gala at the Ritz-Carlton where there was a charity auction for cancer. Despite owing thousands in back taxes, former DC Mayor Marion Barry payed $800 bucks for an opera coat at the auction. He outbid CNN's Wolf Blitzer. reported:
WASHINGTON - Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry owes thousands of dollars in back taxes, but that hasn't stopped him from buying his girlfriend an $800 coat.

Barry tells The Washington Post he bought the opera coat with his own money Saturday at a cancer auction. He says he topped CNN's Wolf Blitzer during the bidding.

An opera coat is an elegant evening wrap, typically made of velvet.

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