Leslie Johnson Begins Prison Term
3/10/2012, 12:40 a.m.
Former Prince George's County councilmember Leslie Johnson -- convicted of destroying evidence in her husband's pay to play scheme - has reported to the all-women Alderson Federal Prison.
Johnson reported Friday (March 9) to the facility in rural Western Virginia, that's known as "Camp Cupcake," and where TV hostess Martha Stewart served a sentence on federal charges.
Upon entering the facility, Johnson, 60, began serving a one -year and one-day sentence that was imposed late last year. She admitted in November 2011 to following her husband's instructions to flush a $100,000 check from a developer down a toilet and hiding nearly $80,000 in her under wear.
Johnson's is married to former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, 63, who reported to prison in February after being convicted in the long-running scheme that netted him as much as $1 million in bribes and favors.