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Jack Johnson timeline: Events leading up to Tuesday's sentencing

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Nov. 12, 2010: Jack and Leslie Johnson are arrested and charged with destroying evidence in connection with a federal corruption probe.

Leslie Johnson is sworn in as a Prince George's County Councilmember, a post which she resigned less than a year later. (Photo: WJLA)

In charging documents, federal authorities say that Johnson was caught taking bribes and, on a wiretap, told Leslie to flush a $100,000 check down the toilet and walk out of their house with nearly $80,000 stuffed in her underwear.

Nov. 15, 2010: Johnson, who is in the last month of his tenure as the Prince George's County Executive, goes back to work just days after his arrest.

Nov. 16, 2010: Despite her indictment, incoming county executive Rushern Baker says Leslie Johnson should be seated as a newly-elected Prince George's County Council member.

Dec. 6, 2010: Rushern Baker takes over as the Prince George's County Executive, as Johnson's term ends due to term limits.

Dec. 7, 2010: Leslie Johnson, flanked by her husband, is sworn in as a member of the Prince George's County Council. She does not receive any major responsibilities from the council.

Feb. 14, 2011: Jack Johnson is indicted on conspiracy, extortion and bribery charges. A transcript of the entire call between Jack and Leslie from Nov. 12, which was recorded on a wiretap, is released.

March 15, 2011: Jack pleads not guilty to eight charges, saying his "reputation is at stake."

May 16, 2011: Two months later, Jack pleads guilty to one count of extortion and one count of evidence tampering. The other six charges are dropped. Jack apologizes to the community.

June 30, 2011: Leslie Johnson pleads guilty to two counts of conspiracy. She's scheduled to be sentenced in December.

July 5, 2011: Leslie Johnson resigns from the Prince George's County Council. Her seat is later filled in a special election by Derrick Leon Davis.

Nov. 14, 2011: The audio of the wiretapped phone call between Jack and Leslie is released.

Nov. 22, 2011: A week later, the FBI releases video of what they say is Jack taking a bribe from a Laurel doctor.

Dec. 6, 2011: Jack Johnson is sentenced.

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