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  • U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein (center) is flanked by Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge, Jeannine A. Hammett (left) and FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely (right) as he makes a statement to reporters to announce that Prince George's County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson, 59, wife of former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, pleaded 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)

    Developer sentenced for charges connected to Jack Johnson corruption case

    The last of 17 criminals caught up in pay-to-play scheme that brought down former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday, closing a chapter of an investigation that has stretched back more than eight years.

  • **FILE** Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson walks out of the U.S. District Courthouse in Greenbelt, Md. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    P.G. project reconsidered 3 days after developer sent to jail

    One parcel of a massive mixed-used development project in central Prince George's County, which was left in a lurch after its developer was embroiled in an extortion scheme that involved a former county executive, could make headway Monday when county officials are set to reconsider plans for the land.

  • Ex-PG officer 
gets five-year
 prison term in 
cigarette scam

    A former Prince George's County police officer was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday for protecting shipments of untaxed cigarettes in a scheme uncovered in a widespread federal investigation that also led to criminal charges for former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson.

  • Restaurateur sentenced in cigarette smuggling

    The only connection that Chun "Eddy" Chen knew of between himself and Jack B. Johnson in 2010 was that the then-Prince George's County executive occasionally came into his Mitchellville carryout restaurant to order food.

  • FBI surveillance video shows former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson accepting a bribe from real estate developer Mizra Baig. Jackson pleaded guilty in May and is to be sentenced Dec. 6. (FBI)

    Johnson associate sentenced in P.G. corruption probe

    A developer who pleaded guilty to bribing former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson before cooperating with authorities was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Thursday.

  • Former P.G. housing director sentenced to 3 years

    The former director of the Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development was sentenced to more than three years in prison Monday for his role in the pay-to-play scheme that ensnared former County Executive Jack B. Johnson.

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  • **FILE** Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson walks out of the U.S. District Courthouse in Greenbelt, Md. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Prosecutors want Jack Johnson to pay fine before prison term

    Prosecutors see no reason why former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson — who has more than $200,000 in the bank — can't pay a $100,000 fine associated with his extortion conviction before he heads to prison.

  • FBI surveillance video shows former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson accepting a bribe from real estate developer Mizra Baig. Jackson pleaded guilty in May and is to be sentenced Dec. 6. (FBI)

    Md. court disbars former P.G. Executive Johnson

    The Maryland Court of Appeals on Friday issued an order disbarring former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson.

  • Leslie E. Johnson (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Leslie Johnson sentenced to 1 year in prison on P.G. corruption charges

    Former Prince George's County Councilwoman Leslie E. Johnson, who followed her husband's ambitions into politics last year, will now follow in his footsteps to prison.

  • Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson walks out of the U.S. District Courthouse in Greenbelt with his lawyer Jeff Harding, left, after being sentenced to seven years and three months after being found guilty for corruption in a pay-to-play scandal, Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Ex-P.G. County Executive Johnson sentenced to more than 7 years

    Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, the face of a wide-ranging federal corruption probe that has netted business owners, developers and government employees, was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in prison for accepting up to $1 million in bribes while in office.

  • 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)

    Former P.G. county executive to be sentenced

    Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson is due to be sentenced in federal court Tuesday, bringing closure to a more than year-long public corruption scandal that broke open the county's "pay-to-play" political culture.

  • Former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson is scheduled for sentencing on Dec. 6. He faces up to 14 years in prison for accepting up to $1 million in bribes. (The Washington Times)

    $2,000 could buy former P.G. executive Johnson, tapes reveal

    The favors that people asked of former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson in exchange for money were not always extravagant.

  • FBI surveillance video shows former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson accepting a bribe from real estate developer Mizra Baig. Jackson pleaded guilty in May and is to be sentenced Dec. 6. (FBI)

    Video shows Johnson taking bribe

    Federal prosecutors on Tuesday released a secretly recorded video showing former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson casually accepting a cash bribe on the day he was arrested in connection with a wide-ranging corruption probe.

  • 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's wife, Leslie Johnson, intends to plea guilty to charges next week. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    Plea hearing scheduled for ex-P.G. County executive's wife

    A plea hearing has been scheduled in the case against Prince George's County Councilwoman Leslie Johnson, federal prosecutors said Friday.

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  • Mr. Johnson pledged during the Sept. 18 and 19 summit that he would set up special units of local prosecutors dedicated to investigating human trafficking and heightening awareness among police.

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  • "I cannot think of a better place to have a summit like this," Mr. Johnson stated. "Our county is very diverse, with many nations represented in our population. Therefore, it is proper that we be at the forefront of the discussion and the fight against human trafficking."

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