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calendar   Thursday - December 08, 2011

Two Amongst Thousands

“A Poster Child For Greed”

Utterly Corrupt Prince George’s County Maryland County Exec Jack Johnson (DEMOCRAT) Gets 7+ Years In Jail

Wife Leslie, Former County Councilwoman (DEMOCRAT), Gets 1

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That’s some serious Audacity Pair



Former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson, who pleaded guilty to extortion charges earlier this year, was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in prison.

Prosecutors called Johnson’s corruption scheme one of the most audacious in Maryland history.

Johnson, 62, pleaded guilty in May to federal charges of extortion and witness and evidence tampering, as well as taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from pay-to-play business dealings.

Johnson apologized at the hearing, saying he was “haunted” by his actions.

“I’ve lost everything—my reputation, all of the things I worked for,” he said.

U.S. District Court Judge Peter Messitte said he was not moved by the good deeds that Johnson and his lawyers had said he performed in office.

“If you’ve done them, good for you,” Messitte said. “That’s what you were elected to do. You were not elected to line your pockets. You were not elected to corrupt the system the way you did.”

Johnson was the executive of the county from 2002 to December 2010. Prior to that, he was the county’s state’s attorney and spent nearly a decade as an attorney for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.

Jack Johnson could have been a role model for integrity, but he chose to be a poster child for greed,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein. “The facts of this case read like a dime novel because the defendant acted as if corruption was the normal way of doing business. It is our responsibility to prove him wrong.”

Last month, state officials released wiretap recordings that helped convict Johnson and his wife, Leslie.

On the tapes, the couple can be heard frantically deciding what to do with a $100,000 bribery check. Leslie Johnson eventually flushes the check down a toilet. Her husband could then be heard telling her to put nearly $80,000 in cash in her panties.

He took a CHECK as a bribe? Wow, they breed a special kind of special child in that state, boy howdy. And 80 grand in cash in his wife’s underwear? My bet is she ain’t no size 4 to stash that pile of money. Don’t you know nothing girl? That kind of cash belongs in the freezer! Horry Clap.

More at this link too, and some audio from the phone taps is here.

h/t to Rodger


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/08/2011 at 12:03 PM   
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