[Thomas Penfield Jackson] could have handed [Marion Barry] a one-year sentence and a $100,000 fine, but it is uncommon for first-time offenders to receive jail terms for a misdemeanor possession. Barry's lawyer, R. Kenneth Mundy, said he will appeal the verdict and the sentence.
Jackson allowed Barry to remain free on his own recognizance during the appeal, which could take up to a year. Jackson did not recommend that Barry serve his term in a halfway house or other community facility, and it appeared that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons would assign the mayor to a federal prison.
PHOTO,,Cyrena Chang; CHART,,Jane Ashley CAPTION:Deputy U.S. Marshal Albert Crew, right, holds door open as Mayor Barry, his wife, Effi, and Barry's mother, Mattie Cummings, leave U.S. District Court after the sentencing. CAPTION:A dejected-looking Mayor Marion Barry leaves the District Building. CAPTION:SENTENCES OF OTHER OFFICIALS CONVICTED OF DRUG CRIMES Timothy Everett Wood, former District Court commissioner in Washington County, Md., got nine years and six months for possession of a small amount of cocaine and nine pounds of marijuana in May 1989. James M. Herl, former Prince George's County Council member, got three years' probation and a $5,000 fine in June after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. Joseph N. Burrows, former Anne Arundel County comptroller, got a $5,000 fine and 40 hours' community service in Caroline County, Md., for growing marijuana in his garden. Richard J. Sproules, a former police chief in Brockton, Mass., was sentenced to seven to 10 years in prison in June after pleading guilty to stealing cocaine from his department's evidence room.
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