Prince George's County executive arrested
There are few details, but the Associated Press is reporting that Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson has been taken into federal custody. Sources told the Washington Post that his wife, who was recently elected to the county council, was also arrested, and federal agents were executing search warrants on the county administrative building.
Johnson, a Democrat, has been executive since 2002, and was set to step down due to term limits.
The Gazette reported in June that the state prosecutor's office had begun calling witnesses to investigate allegations that Johnson and several County Council members solicited bribes and favors while considering a $1 million annual lease for the county Department of Housing at the Four Points by Sheraton complex in New Carrollton last year. It was unclear whether today's arrest was connected to that investigation.