President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction.
UPPER MARLBORO — A former county executive in Maryland who pleaded guilty following a public corruption probe is scheduled to be released from federal custody after serving more than five years. The Washington Post reports Prince George’s county executive Jack Johnson is scheduled to be released this coming week. The paper reports the 68-year-old is […]
ANNAPOLIS JUNCTION — A former Maryland county executive has been released to a halfway house after serving about five years in federal prison for taking bribes. Bureau of Prisons records show that Jack Johnson is now being held at a halfway house in Howard County. Johnson received a seven-year sentence in 2011 after pleading guilty […]
GREENBELT — A former Prince George’s County executive who pleaded guilty in a corruption scheme is asking a Maryland judge to set aside his conviction and sentence. The Washington Post reports that 67-year-old Jack B. Johnson filed a motion in the U.S. District Court of Maryland, claiming that he has new evidence that uncovers law […]
A real estate developer has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson.
Three federal prosecutors involved in some of Maryland's most recent high-profile cases are getting promoted.
A few government and politics headlines for this chilly Monday.
GREENBELT — A real estate developer who admitted to a role in the public corruption probe that send a former Prince George’s County executive to prison has been sentenced. Fifty-three-year-old Patrick Ricker of Bowie was sentenced to a year and a day in prison Friday and ordered to pay restitution of $250,000. Ricker pleaded guilty […]
GREENBELT— A real estate developer who acknowledged bribing former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Sixty-eight-year-old Dr. Mirza Hussain Baig of Burtonsville was sentenced Thursday. Baig, a physician, was also ordered to pay a fine of $50,000 and to forfeit $250,000. As part of the guilty plea […]
GREENBELT — A former Prince George’s County housing director has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for his role in a corruption scheme involving former county executive Jack Johnson. James Johnson pleaded guilty to asking for and accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from developers. The 67-year-old Johnson was […]
Last month’s Pursuit of Justice column headlined “To control corruption, we must first define it” drew a number of interesting and even intense online comments to me. That column described the “pay to play” scheme of corruption designed and implemented by former Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson and certain of his unelected and […]
GREENBELT — Prosecutors are asking that the wife of former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson to pay a $15,000 fine in full before she reports to prison next month. Leslie Johnson was sentenced last year to a one year and a day in prison for obstructing an investigation into her husband’s corruption. She admitted […]