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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Amrik Singh Melhi
The favors that people asked of former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson in exchange for money were not always extravagant.
The shadow of corruption over Prince George's County government widened Monday with indictments against two county police officers and others on charges of trafficking bootleg cigarettes and alcohol, just days after County Executive Jack B. Johnson's arrest on charges of trying to conceal tens thousands of dollars in suspected payoffs from a developer.
"I have problem with, ah, sign permit," Melhi told Johnson, according to transcripts of one recorded phone conversation in February. "Can you give, somebody give him a call please?"
"He is the biggest crook in the f------ whole county. He's the low you can get with two grand," said liquor store owner Amrik Singh Melhi, who pleaded guilty in June to bribing Johnson.