- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2011

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — The wife of former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is scheduled for a plea hearing next week.

Federal prosecutors announced Friday that Leslie Johnson will appear June 30 at a plea hearing in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt. Johnson was arrested in November on obstruction of justice charges after FBI agents said she tried to flush a $100,000 check from a developer down the toilet and stuff cash in her undergarments.

Johnson had previously signaled her intent to plead guilty, but a plea hearing set for earlier this spring was canceled without explanation.

Her husband pleaded guilty last month to federal corruption charges as part of a sweeping probe into wrongdoing in county government.

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