Ex-Md. County Exec Gets 7 Years For Bribery Scandal

Law360, New York (December 6, 2011, 8:40 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced the former top executive of Prince George's County, Md., to more than seven years in prison for taking bribes from real estate developers in exchange for funneling them federal grant money.

U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte also fined Jack B. Johnson $100,000 and ordered him to forfeit $78,000 and an antique Mercedes-Benz automobile.

Johnson, 62, who led the affluent, majority-black county outside of Washington from 2002 to December 2010, pled guilty May 17 to two felony counts: extortion and...
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