Ex-Md. County Exec Pleads Guilty To Bribery Charges

Law360, New York (May 18, 2011, 2:55 PM EDT) -- The former top executive of Prince George's County, Md., admitted Tuesday to taking bribes from real estate developers in exchange for funneling them federal grant money.

Jack B. Johnson, 62, who led the affluent majority-black county for eight years, pled guilty to two felony counts — extortion and conspiracy, and witness and evidence tampering — in Maryland federal court. He faces 20 years in prison on each count but will likely serve less time in light of a plea deal struck with prosecutors. He will be...
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