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The D.C. Council voted to censure Council member and former Mayor Marion Barry for accepting cash gifts from two city contractors.

A special D.C. Council committee recommended Barry be censured and stripped of his committee chairmanship for accepting the gifts. The committee also voted Monday that Barry should be barred from chairing another committee for the rest of the council period, which runs through the end of 2014.

The censure got the required nine votes from the Council. Barry had already been censured and fined by the city’s ethics board.

The former four-term mayor was censured by the council previously in 2010 for steering a city contract to a former girlfriend.