Md. County Councilwoman Cops To Tampering Charge

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT) -- A Prince George's County, Md., councilwoman admitted Thursday she tampered with evidence in a federal grant money bribery case against her husband, the county's former top executive, when she flushed a $100,000 check down a toilet.

Leslie Johnson, 59, of Mitchellville, Md., pled guilty in Maryland federal court to a felony count of conspiracy to commit witness and evidence tampering. The charges carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, though she will likely not face maximum prosecution in light...
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