District 6 County Councilwoman Leslie E. Johnson was formally charged with conspiracy today, after a federal wiretap caught her destroying a $100,000 check from a developer last fall.
Leslie Johnson, the wife of former county executive Jack B. Johnson, was also caught trying to stuff more than $79,000 in her bra and underwear as federal agents arrived at their home.
The councilwoman was charged with conspiracy to commit witness and evidence tampering, according to published reports. Jack Johnson has been indicted on extortion and bribery charges.
Leslie Johnson faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of conspiracy.