The 61-year-old former prosecutor was the top elected official in Prince George's County from 2002 until 2010. He's accused of accepting money, trips and other items of value in exchange for favors from developers and other county officials. The first alleged offense is said to have happened in 2003.
Johnson and his wife, county Council Member Leslie Johnson, were first arrested at their home in November as part of a federal investigation into corruption in county government.
Leslie Johnson has kept her seat on county council, which she was first elected to last year just days before she was arrested, but has been stripped of some of the powers that come with the position. She has yet to be indicted.
By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.
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