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Feb 14, 2011 10:00pm EST
former prince george's county executive jack johnson is now facing. the fbi first arrested johnson and his wife in november. today a federal grand jury indicted him on eight counts. prosecutors say johnson was involved in a pay for play scheme he used to enrich himself. they say other indictments could soon follow. >> this investigation is active and ongoing. we anticipate that there will be additional defendants and additional charges in the coming weeks and months. >> johnson did not talk about the indictment today but his lawyer billy martin did. martin says the indictment mischaracterizes johnson's tenure as county executive and his client will continue to fight the allegations and is looking forward to his day in court so he can set the record straight. >>> take a live look outside and if you're headed out, you know this. hold onto your hats. you can see the camera bouncing around, the wind still howling through our region tonight. it's been gusty throughout the day, some up to 50 miles an hour in places. not just the wind, it's been a huge temperature drop as well. fox 5's su
Feb 2, 2012 10:00pm EST
continues. >>> prince george's county police arrested a second man in the murder of a virginia community activist named lenny harris. tonight harris' brother is talking to fox 5. laura evans joins us now with the story. >> the man arrested today, ivan newman of southern maryland. it is still unclear what role he played in the murder, but tonight harris' brother harold says he is thankful that police are starting to find the people who allegedly killed his brother. harold harris is relieved to have answers, thankful for the good detective work, but there is little comfort in the developments of the past week. >> i'm a little numb about what's going on. there's closure, but, you know, the way my brother died haunts me. reporter: lenny heifers shot to death police say during a robbery -- harris was shot to death police say during a robbery back in late december. his family had suffered since then not knowing where lenny was. lenny was passionate about his count of alexandria fighting in particular for kids and for -- county of alexandria fighting in particular for kids and for housing. >> h
Dec 9, 2011 10:00pm EST
leslie johnson asked for probation today in greenbelt. the judge said no. the former prince george's county council member was ordered to serve time in prison. fox 5's john henrehan has this story. >> reporter: according to federal prosecutors, former prince george's county executive jack johnson was corrupt for the entire eight year period he had the top job in the county shaking down developers and contractors for big money. leslie johnson, his wife, told a federal judge at her sentencing hearing i did not know anything about the criminal conduct that my husband engaged in. prosecutors call that claim ludicrous noting that as fbi agents were banging at the door leslie johnson flushed a $100,000 developer's check down the toilet and conspired with her husband on an intercepted phone call to hide $80,000 in cash. >> you got the cash? >> uh-huh. >> okay. put it in your bra or something like that and walk out of there. >> reporter: leslie johnson's attorney characterized the 80,000 in cash that was in the basement of their home as household emergency money. on the fourth floor of the f
May 18, 2011 10:00pm EDT
developing story in prince georges county. a vicious dog attack on board a school bus. tonight, police don't know who owns the animal but the american bull dog started biting children at a bus stop and even followed the kids on the bus before police shot and killed it. matt ackland is following the story. >> reporter: authorities would like to find the owner of this dog. they want to know if it was up-to-date on its shots, could it have rabies, and why was it roaming the streets? tonight, four children are recovering from not only the fright of their lives, but also some serious bites. 11-year-old rashawn ray says he just couldn't get away from the big dog as it chased two boys onto his bus. >> the dog comes right behind him and everybody starts screaming, he starts biting people. >> reporter: he showed us bites all over his body, the worst one here on his inner thigh. >> bit me on my right thigh and wouldn't let go. >> reporter: four children, all heading to fort washington forest elementary were bitten and taken to a nearby hospital. >> i was jumping over the seat and it was chasing
Jan 31, 2012 10:00pm EST
live outside the prince georges county police department with the latest details. bob. >> reporter: shawn, prince georges county police say the 49-year-old murder suspect, linwood johnson and victim, lenny harris knew each other. to what extent, they aren't saying. investigators here tonight are confident a troubling mystery has been solved. police were led to this long abandoned property off old fort road in fort washington last thursday by a tipster who said investigators would find a body in a well. they did. it was 53-year-old glenn wood, lenny harris, who had been missing for four months. sources tell us that same caller also gave police the name of at least one possible suspect in the grizzly murder. now prince georges county police have made an arrest in the case, charging 49-year-old linwood johnson of temple hills, maryland, with one count of first-degree murder. >> mr. linwood johnson gave a full written and verbal confession to prince georges county police department homicide detectives just a few hours ago. >> police are not saying whether murder suspect johnson is the
Dec 8, 2011 10:00pm EST
remains were dishonored after being dumped in a king george, virginia landfill. >> i think the air force wasn't as forthcoming as they should have been. >> reporter: joe davis is spokesman for the veterans of foreign wars. the air force previously said it didn't know how many remains were put in the landfill, but a new report shows that at least 274 were where the air force stopped the practice in 2008. >> we think there's a wheel lot more layers of this before -- a whole lot more layers of this onion before the stink goes a way. >> reporter: the report said there were more than 1,700 remains because they could not be dna tested because they were badly damaged were also put in the landfill. >> all americans including myself are justifiably disturbed. >> reporter: but while the secretary of defense leon panetta has ordered a full review of the air force's mortuary services the pentagon may not be the only ones looking at what happened. unsatisfied with the air force's answers members of congress now say they are ready to step in. >> manufacture those remains ended up -- many of thos
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