FILE - In this July 6, 2009 file photo, former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry attends a news conference on the steps of Washington's city hall. The civil rights activist and four-term District of Columbia mayor who became a national joke after being videotaped smoking crack in 1990 in Jan. 2012 plays the role of elder statesman on the D.C. Council, offering advice to the current mayor and two other councilmen _ all of whom are under investigation themselves. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)