Saturday, November 13, 2010

FBI Busts Prince George's County Executive

"The FBI is singularly situated to combat this corruption, with the skills and capabilities to run complex undercover operations and surveillance."---FBI on the menace of public corruption

The Washington Post (11-13-10) is reporting that Jack Johnson, the county executive of Prince George's county, and his wife, Leslie, were arrested by the FBI on Friday morning. Leslie Johnson stuffed almost 80,000 dollars into her bra.

How the mighty are fallen. Mr. Johnson's site notes his achievements, which are now tarnished:

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, April 3, 1949. Benedict College, B.S. (business administration), 1970; Howard University School of Law, J.D., 1975. Served in U.S. Army, 1970-76. Associate Professor (tax law), North Carolina Central University School of Law, 1984-87. Admitted to Maryland Bar. Board of Directors, Maryland State's Attorneys' Association. Member, National Bar Association, 1995-. Member, National District Attorneys Association, 1995-; National Black Prosecutors Association, 1995-; International Association of Police Chiefs, 1995-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2004, 2008. President Pro Tem, County Executives of America, 2008-. Presidential Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Patriot Award, U.S. Army. Man of the Year, Washington Annual Conference, Second Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal, 2006. Alumni Achievement Award, Howard University, 2007. Member, Shiloh Baptist Church. Married; three children, one grandchild.

An affidavit signed by FBI agent Wendy H. Monoz describes the events that led up to the arrest.

The FBI notes on their website that public corruption is their "top priority among criminal investigations":

Public corruption poses a fundamental threat to our national security and way of life. It impacts everything from how well our borders are secured and our neighborhoods protected…to verdicts handed down in courts…to the quality of our roads, schools, and other government services. And it takes a significant toll on our pocketbooks, wasting billions in tax dollars every year.

The FBI is singularly situated to combat this corruption, with the skills and capabilities to run complex undercover operations and surveillance.

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