Ex-P.G. County Exec’s Wife Seeks Court Hearing Delay

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — The wife of former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is seeking to delay a court hearing in her corruption case, saying she needs more time to prepare.

Leslie Johnson, who was charged with evidence tampering in November along with her husband, was to have faced a preliminary hearing on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

But her lawyers requested an extension Thursday and said prosecutors had agreed to postpone the hearing until April 16.

Leslie Johnson was arrested after FBI agents said they recovered cash from her underwear and recorded her husband telling her to flush down the toilet a $100,000 check from a real estate developer.

Jack Johnson was indicted last month on charges that he took cash and other gifts in exchange for helping developers secure grant money.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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