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Police Officers Arrested in Corrupt County Exec Probe

Police Officers Arrested in Corrupt County Exec Probe

Prince George's County County Executive Jack Johnson, 61, speaks to the media outside U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md. on Friday. (AP Photo)

November 15, 2010

WASHINGTON — Three Prince George’s County police officers have been arrested in connection with County Executive Jack Johnson’s corruption allegations, ABC 7 reports.

Federal agents arrested the three officers as they came to work Monday morning, according to The Washington Post. They will also execute seven search warrants in several locations around the county.

Johnson was arrested Friday following a four-year federal investigation allegedly involving bribes related to housing development funding.

The charges are just the “tip of the iceberg” in a larger investigation into county corruption, says the U.S. attorney.

Federal agents recorded Johnson telling his wife, Leslie, to flush a $100,000 check down the toilet and hide tens of thousands of dollars in her underwear, after he learned of the investigation.

Johnson and his wife — a newly-elected member of the county council — are charged with tampering with a witness and evidence related to the commission of a federal offense in connection and destruction, alteration and falsification of records in a federal investigation.

(Copyright 2010 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)


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    america_health

    almost 4 years ago

    252 Comments

    Ask yourself was it really worth it. Think about what your sacrifice, everything you ever work to accomplish. Their are still citizen out there who believed in you and what you did for the community. To the youth out there who saw you as a role-model, thanks, thanks a lot.

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    philfroggy

    almost 4 years ago

    1564 Comments

    Disgusting

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    HeadShot

    almost 4 years ago

    736 Comments

    I wish it read what the officers had actually committed. This is a huge case around here in MD, but there's so much being kept quiet still, which is understandable, due to the ongoing investigation. But I'm really curious.

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    rsironron

    almost 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    aussie4 said it all.

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    copper380

    almost 4 years ago

    2026 Comments

    It is about time Johnson was taken down. As for the officers, if they were involved, I have no words to express my disgust and I hope they do the time they deserve. That county has been plagued with bad press and lawsuits since I can remember and this is not what the GOOD OFFICERS in the county and surrounding counties needed. The feds have been in that county investigating everything and for anyone to think they could get away with anything in the county government is pretty stupid.

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    bill9823

    almost 4 years ago

    2116 Comments

    I am embarrassed by my former department and the leader of the county, County Executive Jack Johnson. They have brought shame on a once great department and county. They seem to have lowered their hiring standards and this is what happens.

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    bumperdog831

    almost 4 years ago

    264 Comments

    bump aussie4

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    bfriskey

    almost 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    It's a start...a very small start...Remember , it rolls DOWNHILL

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    Baxter2

    almost 4 years ago

    1846 Comments

    Jail cells for all please.

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    arroyol

    almost 4 years ago

    696 Comments

    Sad

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    MCSO_7041

    almost 4 years ago

    676 Comments

    Just another corrupt politician. Sad that 3 officers got involved. They knew they were going to get caught but still did it. One concept I will never understand

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 4 years ago

    50896 Comments

    The public trust ruined again. Hope they get plenty of time, all of them.

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    aussie4

    almost 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    Greed is a animal that has no boundries.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    I used to live in the D.C. area and all, I can say is .Wow,political corruption in the D.C. area??What a shocker..LOL,LOL,Lol.

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    This is sad.That is why all the good Police suffer as the bad Police make it harder on them.Also this is why no one trusts the Police anymore all because of corrupt Police.

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