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The nine-member panel voted last year to bar Johnson from serving on committees or leading consideration of development projects within her district. She is still allowed to vote on legislation and attend committee meetings, though other council members said they do not know if she intends to do so in the month leading up to her resignation date.

The process thus far of removing Johnson from office has exposed several loopholes that County Council members said they would like to fix. Ms. Turner said the council plans to re-examine its own charter and to talk with state officials about the law that allows Johnson to retain her seat until sentencing.

When Johnson does step down, the county is required to hold a special primary election 45 to 60 days after her departure, followed by a general election no more than 90 days after she leaves office.

A total of 15 people, including the Johnsons, have been charged in a widespread federal corruption probe in Prince George’s County.

Jack Johnson admitted last month when he pleaded guilty to public corruption charges that a county developer gave him tens of thousands of dollars in bribes to earn federal funding and county approval of his development projects.

Jack Johnson faces a prison term between 11 and 13 years when he is sentenced Sept. 15.

Leslie Johnson, a first-term council member, was elected to office in November, two months after winning a six-candidate primary with nearly 41 percent of the vote. The runner-up was Derrick Leon Davis, a county schools employee who received about 32 percent of all votes.

The candidates were vying to replace former council member Samuel H. Dean, who was forced out by term limits and ran an unsuccessful campaign for county executive. Having been replaced, Mr. Dean would now be eligible to run for the vacant council seat.