Peter J. Messitte

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  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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