Prince George’s County Official Charged With Conspiracy

MITCHELLVILLE, Md. (WJZ)—A Maryland lawmaker is accused of tampering with evidence, even stuffing it down her underwear. Prince George’s Councilwoman Leslie Johnson is now facing federal charges.

Kelly McPherson uncovers new details on what happened when the FBI showed up at Johnson’s Mitchellville home.

The criminal complaint has been thrown out and the new one that has been filed adds conspiracy charges and sheds more light on that shocking day in November.

Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson and his wife Leslie– a newly elected county council member– have been named as key players in a pay-to-play scheme running rampant across Maryland.

The FBI has released more details of the couple’s phone conversations on the day of its raid in a new criminal complaint against Leslie Johnson.

In that conversation, they discuss a $100,000 check made out to the county executive believed to be a bribe from a developer, as well as $80,000 in cash:

Jack Johnson: “You got cash?”

Leslie Johnson: “Hmph hmph.”

Jack Johnson: “Okay, um put it in your bra or something like that and walk out of it.”

Leslie Johnson: “And then where’s the check? Where’s the check?”

Jack Johnson: “There’s a little box and in the box there’s a check.  Just tear it up or chew it up or something, OK?”

Leslie Johnson: “What do you want me to do with it?”

Jack Johnson: “Put it in your panties and walk out of the house. Yeah, stuff it in your panties. Yeah, tell ’em you were in the bathroom. And then just open the door and sit down, OK?”

Jack Johnson is the only one who has spoken out.

“I’m innocent of these charges,” Jack Johnson said.

Legal experts say this new complaint shines more light on the councilwoman.

“I think that they’re going to try to show at trial — if it gets that far — that she knew about all of this maybe not since literally from day one, but pretty close to day one. She was helping him cover it up,” said Byron Warnken, University of Baltimore.

Both the county councilwoman and the former county executive are out of jail.  They’ve surrendered their passports. There is no hearing scheduled for Leslie Johnson. If found guilty, she could face up to 20 years in prison.

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  1. Ray Ray says:

    Must be a big woman to hide all the money in her underwear

  2. William McCollum says:

    I noticed the conspicuous absence of the councilwoman’s political party. Oh, right, this is Maryland.

  3. Mary says:

    I did not know undies could hold so much cash but I wouldn’t know because I never done such a thing!

  4. no rights says:

    I hope they had on rubber gloves before removinh that money (yuk)?

  5. no rights says:

    I hope they had on rubber gloves before removing that money (yuk)?

  6. can do it says:

    Jack is thinking he married the women from the strip joint. LOL Only a certified stripper can do that.

  7. aDCBeast says:

    US attorney’s are only going after her to get him to plead guilty. That’s it.

  8. Baltimorebob says:

    No way they are jokeing OH THATS RIGHT THIS IS MD YOU NO THE STATE THAT WANTS TO GIVE ILLIGLES THE FULL FREE RIDE THE GREAT GOVER THAT DOES NOTHING 4 THE CITZ AND BALT CITY MAYOR THAT STEALS AND STILL GETS HER PENNS A JUSTIC SYSTEM THAT SUCKS AND OH YEH HOW ABOUT ALL THE POLICE IN THE NEWS LATLEY

    1. countyrez - thank goodness says:

      Reading your comment made my head hurt. What the hell is ILLIGLES? Is that spanish for Illegals? I guess you spell the way you talk?

      1. doubleju says:

        I second that! Perhaps he meant “ILL-EAGLES”? Baltimorebob, thank you! Reading your comment (in perfect English) just gave me diarrhea!

  9. block2a says:

    Why didn’t they do like all the other Maryland Democrats and steal by legislation?

  10. Davie says:

    God Help this once great state.

  11. Doug says:

    Stuffing it down her underwear ?
    Well,
    I won’t be venturing down there.
    I hope Chinese Justice for the Johnson’s
    A disgrace to holding a public office.
    Execute them both as an example to the next would be corrupt low life

  12. Mike K says:

    What’s truly sad is if he ran for office today….he’d still get elected. Just keep fattening up those Public Employees Unions. They got the Democrats’ Backs.

  13. Realityck says:

    Sounds like an accurate representative of PG county. Ghetto trash. Eyes didn’t do it. Eyes was set up. It’s the man’s fault I’m a piece of trash thief.

  14. ken says:

    Baltimorebob

    No way they are jokeing OH THATS RIGHT THIS IS MD YOU NO THE STATE THAT WANTS TO GIVE ILLIGLES THE FULL FREE RIDE THE GREAT GOVER THAT DOES NOTHING 4 THE CITZ AND BALT CITY MAYOR THAT STEALS AND STILL GETS HER PENNS A JUSTIC SYSTEM THAT SUCKS AND OH YEH HOW ABOUT ALL THE POLICE IN THE NEWS LATLEY
    YEA !!!! …WHAT BALTIMOR BOB SAY’S !!!!!!

  15. ken says:

    THAT’S A MIGHTY PRICEY PAIR OF PANTIES YOU GOT THERE MOMMA !!!

  16. ken says:

    you be seeing them on EBAY SOON …

  17. harry says:

    Give these porch monkeys a little power & suddenly they have cousins everywhere.
    They just can’t control themselves, its in the bloodline.

  18. Concerned Constituent says:

    Imagine that, another corrupt politician.

  19. Gino says:

    well, another crooked black politician !!! they wll probally get a pention yoo and then they wonder where the money goes..sure raise the tolls again and then but anothe $1,000.00 chair for some crooked elected official to sit the crooked ass in…And dare cll them African American..Africa is a continent not a country dummies

  20. Mary says:

    Ken you are so funny!!!!!

  21. HERE WE GO AGAIN says:

    $80,000 PANTIES THEM ARE SOME EXPENSIVE DRAWERS HONEY.

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