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.
As Metro looks to reduce the cost of its expensive MetroAccess paratransit service, they're turning to ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to provide low-cost trips. Some critics say they represent a race to the bottom.
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