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In Prince George's County, an online petition that reads "Leslie Johnson must resign now!" has been launched to stop the newly elected Sixth District council member from taking office.

According to an FBI affidavit, on Nov. 12, the day of County Executive Jack Johnson's arrest, a developer cooperating with the FBI -- who had previously given Jack Johnson $5,000 -- gave him another $15,000 in cash. Agents later found the money in Jack Johnson's pocket.

Later that morning, after Jack Johnson was questioned and released, agents monitoring his phone heard him tell his wife, Leslie Johnson, to find and destroy a $100,000 check at their home by flushing it down the toilet, and to hide nearly $80,000 in cash inside her bra, which she allegedly did as FBI agents stood knocking at their door.

So far only a few dozen people have signed the petition. There's no state law to prevent Leslie Johnson from being sworn in next month.

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