Marion C. Barry has cut a last-minute plea deal over an alleged January bank outburst, according to a motion filed by prosecutors today.
Barry’s trial was scheduled for this Wednesday, but now prosecutors want to turn it into a plea hearing. In a motion, the U.S. Attorney’s Office says they have “worked out a plea deal” with late Mayor Marion Barry‘s son.
The plea deal could spare Barry the release of potentially embarrassing security footage while he prepares to run again for his father’s Ward 8 D.C. Council seat next year, after a dismal sixth place finish in last month’s special election.
The video purportedly shows Barry, allegedly enraged at a Chinatown bank after failing to take $20,000 out of his overdrawn bank account, threatening a teller. Then, according to police, Barry hurled a trash can over a plexiglass divider and destroyed another security camera. Last month, Barry told LL that he had been hassled before by the PNC Bank teller.
Barry’s lawyer didn’t return a request for comment.
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