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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jeffrey Harding
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.
Mr. Harding said Johnson, who entered the courtroom with a cane, was diagnosed with Parkinson's in April but has showed symptoms such as tremors since last year.
"He appears to be going downhill relatively quickly," defense attorney Jeffrey Harding said. "To sentence Mr. Johnson to a long period of incarceration is a death sentence for him."