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.)

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