Yesterday, former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson pleaded guilty to extortion and witness tampering. Under the plea agreement, Johnson will have to forfeit proceeds from the crimes. He also faces a possible 20-year sentence for each charge and $250,000 in fines. Sentencing is set for September 15. He will remain under home monitoring until that time.

I thank the prosecutors in this case for doing a vigorous prosecution and I think yesterday’s development is a victory for the Prince George’s county residents.

The prosecution should send a strong signal to the county officials in regards to doing any such future wrongdoings and corruptions. They should rather mind their real businesses – make the county a better and safe place for its citizens.