Jim Graham is in a pickle jar and his colleagues on the D.C. Council are slated on Monday to screw the lid tighter.
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.
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.
Since funding a lavish half-million-dollar party to celebrate the election of Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III about 18 months ago, officials at the Bowie-based Path to Greatness have continued to raise thousands of dollars from donors while counting Mr. Baker's wife as a trustee, an arrangement that critics say opens up another avenue for special interests to curry favor with his administration.
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.
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.
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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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.