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Prosecutors Want Johnson To Pay Fine Before Prison

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Jack Johnson was found guilty of corruption charges in December.  He was accused and convicted of accepting bribes.

Jack Johnson was found guilty of corruption charges in December. He was accused and convicted of accepting bribes.

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GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors say former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson has the money to pay a $100,000 fine related to his extortion conviction before he heads to prison.

The Washington Times reports that a motion was filed on Wednesday that requests Johnson pay the fine up front rather than in installments after his release.

Prosecutors for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland say Johnson has nearly $212,000 in cash that could be used to pay the fine.

Johnson last month requested that payments be deferred until after his prison sentence.

Johnson was sentenced in December to more than seven years in prison for extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from developers and accepting assorted gifts. He is scheduled to turn himself in on Saturday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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