Friday, November 12, 2010

The party of corruption

Prince George’s County Jack Johnson and his wife were arrested Friday on corruption charges after a sting in which the head of the county government accepted $15,000 in cash from a developer.

Jack Johnson, 61, and his wife, Leslie Johnson — who was elected to the Prince George’s County Council earlier this month — were charged with tampering with evidence related to the commission of a federal offense, destruction of records in a federal investigation and aiding and abetting.

According to charging documents, as federal agents closed in, Johnson ordered his wife to destroy a check from a developer believed to be written in the amount of $100,000 by flushing down the toilet or stuffing into her underwear.

Authorities said the phone conversation between the couple was recorded.

When FBI agents met Leslie Johnson at the front door of the couple’s mansion, authorities found $79,600 in cash in her underwear.

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