Former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson, who choreographed one of the most deplorable corruption scandals in the history of Maryland, according to federal officials, will be sentenced Tuesday.
Johnson was arrested in November 2010 for accepting bribes in return for political favors. , extortion and witness evidence tampering.
According to the sentencing memo obtained by The Washington Post, federal prosecutors call the pay-to-play scheme “one of the most egregious and notorious instances of corruption and obstruction of justice in Maryland history.”
His wife, former county Councilwoman Leslie Johnson is set to be sentenced on Friday for her involvement, according to The Washington Post.
But even after jail time and fines are paid, can Prince George’s County live down the words “?” Will the county be able to detach itself from the identifying characteristic of corruption, and move on? As residents of the county, what has this incident meant to you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.