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Ex-county Official Indicted On Corruption Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former top official in a Maryland county has been indicted on corruption charges.

The eight-count indictment handed up Monday lists several accusations against former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson. It describes a wide-ranging pay-for-play scheme under which Johnson is accused of enriching himself in exchange for favors to developers and a liquor store owner.

Johnson and his wife, Leslie, were arrested last November after the FBI recorded a telephone conversation in which he told her to destroy a $100,000 check from a developer and hide nearly $80,000 in cash in her underwear.

The indictment accuses Jack Johnson of extortion, bribery, witness and evidence tampering, and conspiracy.

His attorney, Billy Martin, could not immediately be reached for comment.