On the day the Peterson Cos. began building National Harbor, the real estate market was booming and the future seemed bright. In a ceremony featuring a who’s who of Maryland leaders, then-Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson predicted a “paradigm shift in how the business community will view us.”
When the seven-year anniversary of that groundbreaking arrived last week, the economy had changed. And so had the project.
A defiant Maryland man who faked his death by jumping into the Chesapeake Bay near Virginia Beach has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison, which he says amounts to a death sentence.