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Leslie Johnson, wife of Jack Johnson, to be sentenced

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GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The wife of a former Maryland county executive is being sentenced for her role in obstructing an investigation into her husband's corruption.

Leslie Johnson has admitted flushing down the toilet an illicit $100,000 bribe check as FBI agents arrived at the couple's home. She also stuffed nearly $80,000 in her bra. Johnson's husband, former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in prison.

Federal sentencing guidelines call for a sentence of between a year to 18 months for Johnson. She was elected to the county council just before her arrest in November 2010 and stepped down in July after pleading guilty.

Prosecutors are seeking a sentence at the high end of the guideline range.

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