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  • Prince George's County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson, 59, wife of former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, stops to make a brief statement to reporters as she makes her exit after entering her plea of guilty to the charge of conspiring to obstruct a federal corruption investigation, at the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., Thursday, June 30, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

    Leslie Johnson attends meeting on P.G. zoning

    Prince George's Council member Leslie E. Johnson returned to work Monday, three days after she relinquished her county-issued vehicle, phone and computer in accordance with sanctions levied last week by her colleagues.


  • Prince George's County Council member Leslie Johnson, wife of former County Executive Jack B. Johnson, leaves the U.S. District Courthouse in Greenbelt, Md., on June 30, 2011, after pleading guilty to corruption charges. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Leslie Johnson pleads to 2 conspiracy counts

    Prince George's County Council member Leslie E. Johnson pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that she flushed a $100,000 check down a toilet and hid tens of thousands of dollars in her bra to keep the money from federal investigators closing in on her husband, former County Executive Jack B. Johnson.


  • Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson speaks to the media outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse, in Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of extortion and one count of witness tampering. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Johnson pleads guilty to public corruption charges

    Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson on Tuesday pleaded guilty to two felony charges involving thousands of dollars in bribes he solicited as part of a "pay-to-play" culture federal authorities say he fostered throughout his two terms in office.


  • Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III delivered his $2.6 billion general fund budget for fiscal 2012 earlier this month to the County Council. (Associated Press)

    PG's Baker to address budget woes

    Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III will deliver a State of the Economy address Tuesday night to garner support for his plan to trim a $77 million budget shortfall and spend $50 million to entice businesses to move to the county.


  • Marilyn M. Bland defends her leadership as chairman of the Prince George's County Council as some accuse her of violating Maryland's Open Meetings Act.

    CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Council head defends leadership style

    More than halfway through her term as chairman of the Prince George's County Council, Marilyn M. Bland, a Democrat, has ruffled a few feathers in the county.


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