Posts Tagged ‘Brenda Richardson’

One Barry Lesson: How Not To Run A Nonprofit

"I am a different kind of council member. I ran to get resources, to uplift people of Ward 8 to do everything I can to empower them."–Councilmember Marion S. Barry Jr. on the dais yesterday in response to Robert Bennett's testimony.
By resources, Barry means the thousands of dollars in city funds he funneled to a [...]

Report: Barry Solicited Sexual Favors From Nonprofit Worker

Sharon Wise's tenure as the project manager for two of Councilmember Marion S. Barry Jr.'s fishy nonprofits, Clean and Sober Inc. and the Ward 8 Youth Leadership Council, was at best a rocky one. Wise's contract was terminated after she complained that Barry and his staffer Brenda Richardson were using the earmarked funds improperly. Wise [...]

Marion Barry: “There’s Nothing To Cover Up”

According to the Bennett Report, Councilmember Marion S. Barry Jr. attempted to monitor the testimony of potential witnesses. The scope of Barry's alleged behind-the-scenes activities extends beyond pressuring Donna Watts-Brighthaupt to withhold key evidence from authorities.
According to the report, Barry told Watts-Brighthaupt about his concern that another crony, Rev. Anthony Motley was deposed without a [...]

Barry Camp Silent On Federal Probe

Yesterday, news broke that Federal lawmen are looking into the allegations surrounding Councilmember Marion Barry's contracts with former girlfriend Donna Watts-Brighthaupt as well as his guardianship over half a dozen nonprofits. While two of his associates—Brenda Richardson and Jackie Ward—have referred comment to their attorneys, we expected Barry to do something more media friendly.
In the [...]

A Question for Marion Barry

Dear Councilmember Barry,
Yesterday, in your unhinged letter to David Catania, you wrote, "For you to imply that the 'Clean and Sober' community investment is administered or supervised by myself or Brenda Richardson is a lie."
So are you calling Brenda Richardson a liar?

Barry Staffer Brenda Richardson Hires Attorney A. Scott Bolden

Brenda Richardson, a key staffer in Councilmember Marion Barry's constituent services office, has hired prominent D.C. attorney A. Scott Bolden. Richardson, who is listed on Barry's Web site as his Deputy Chief of Staff for Community Engagement, was identified in a recent Washington City Paper story as a key player in Barry's efforts to control [...]