PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) ―New details in the arrest of a powerful Maryland politician.
Adam May has more details about a specific development that could be tied to corruption allegations.
‘s County executive Jack Johnson and his wife, Leslie, were arrested on corruption charges. Their home was then raided moments after.
In a wire-tapped conversation between the couple, the FBI claims they discussed a $100,000 check from a developer.
Leslie said: “Do you want me to put it down the toilet?”
And Jack responded, “Yes, flush that!”
Moments later, the FBI says the Johnsons discussed almost $80,000 in cash. And Jack Johnson allegedly told his wife to hide the money in her bra.
“When the facts are revealed, I am convinced without a shadow of a doubt that I will be vindicated,” Jack Johnson said.
The charges may be linked to a development near the Greenbelt Metro station. In a separate civil case, a hotel owner claims Johnson solicited bribes.
“We doing all this voting, and the people who we selecting are doing us not right,” said Roz Stewart.
At a popular barber shop in the county, constituents are outraged.
Cam fielder: “I know him personally,” said Cam Fielder. “If these allegations are true, I’m very disappointed he fell to temptation.”
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