Corrupt Maryland county exec in prison, wife stuffed bra with $79,000 cash as FBI arrived
Former Prince George’s county executive Jack B. Johnson pleaded for leniency Tuesday before a judge sentenced him to more than seven years in a federal prison for masterminding a corruption conspiracy that netted him as much as $1 million in bribes and implicated his wife and several developers, county officials and businessmen.
Johnson, who was county executive from 2002 to December 2010, was charged 13 months ago with evidence tampering and destruction of evidence after federal agents arrested him and his wife, Leslie, 60, at their Mitchellville home. They were overheard on a wiretap plotting to stash $79,600 in cash in her underwear and flush a $100,000 check that he got as a bribe down the toilet. He also was videotaped taking cash bribes.
I still wonder if this thief knows his actions were wrong.