Prosecutors Want Johnson’s Wife To Pay $15K Fine

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors are asking that the wife of former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson to pay a $15,000 fine in full before she reports to prison next month.

Leslie Johnson was sentenced last year to  one year and a day in prison for obstructing an investigation into her husband’s corruption. She admitted to flushing an illicit $100,000 check from a developer down the toilet and trying to conceal $80,000 in cash in her underwear.

The Washington Times reports that prosecutors claim in court records that she has $170,000 in the bank. Her attorneys claim that the money is needed for bills and to help sustain her family.

Prosecutors made a similar request over a fine owed by Jack Johnson before he reported to prison, but it was denied.

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

  • Ittyboo5

    How much of that money is legal and how much of it is from both of them being crooks?

  • wllharrington

    That money should at least be used to pay the county and state back for the costs incurrred in trial it does not belong to her family and should not be kept by them.

  • Earl

    If she was sentenced last year… why isn’t her a** in prison????

    If I’m convicted of a crime, as soon as the judge sentences me, the cuffs are slapped on and my a** is lead away!!!

  • Wiseguy

    Just another example of the f*** up Maryland judicial system and the crooks in office.

  • Jennifer

    She should pay the money; it’s quite obvious it was obtained illegally anyway!

  • yousefthe giant

    Let her use the money she hid in her drawers to pay the fine. It should smell like old coon fish anyway.

  • ravenmaniac881

    If any of the money can be traced back to illegal activity the feds should have seized it. The feds have a host of accountants and people who can go through their records and determibne if the money is or was legally obtained.

  • dannyboy

    Let her sell off her stinky ass to pay the fine.

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