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Baig, a physician, is president of Laurel Lakes Primary Care LLC and also owned Baig Ventures, which was a commercial and residential development company in the county from at least 1992.

Among other favors prosecutors said Baig gained out of paying Johnson was help securing a job as a physician at Prince George’s Hospital Center in Cheverly for a woman who was poorly qualified. Baig paid $50,000. The woman is no longer employed at the hospital. U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein said he could not confirm whether investigators are looking into her hiring.

Jack Johnson was sentenced to 87 months in prison in December, and James E. Johnson, 67, was sentenced to 37 months in prison last month.

Baig pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit extortion in April 2011, five months after Johnson was arrested.

“My judgment was a little fuzzy,” said Baig, who wore a navy blue suit and had his arm in a sling from recent shoulder surgery. “He was a friend to me in the past.”