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  • 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.


  • P.G. County issue report on how to shake ethics woes

    Prince George's County officials have released a report suggesting several changes to help the county shake its longtime ethics woes.


  • City State: Morning Roundup

    Johnson 'legacy' faces shredding; Ramsey riled by Lanier; Thomas did not disclose; GOP criticizes cost estimate of O'Malley Asia junket; Nickles on Thomas; Virginia to reconcile redistricting plans; Speed cameras heading for the Beltway; Brown quits Metro


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele got campaign cash from developer Patrick Q. Ricker through "straw donors." Nothing in his plea agreement indicates they were aware of the illegal nature of the contributions.

    Developer in Johnson probe gave illegal campaign cash

    A developer who pleaded guilty in connection with a federal investigation into former Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson also appears to have given tens of thousands of dollars in illegal campaign contributions through "straw donors" to former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele and former Rep. Albert Wynn.


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