Leslie Johnson's Hearing Delayed

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    Leslie Johnson is sworn in to the Prince George's County Council with husband Jack Johnson by her side.

    The wife of former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson is seeking to delay a court hearing in her corruption case, saying she needs more time to prepare.

    County Council member Leslie Johnson, who was charged with evidence tampering in November along with her husband, was to have faced a preliminary hearing on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

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    Her lawyers requested an extension Thursday and said prosecutors had agreed to postpone the hearing until April 16.

    Leslie Johnson was arrested after FBI agents said they recovered cash from her underwear and recorded her husband telling her to flush down the toilet a $100,000 check from a real estate developer. She has since been sworn in as a new county council member, but she can't serve on committees while she is under federal investigation.

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    Jack Johnson was indicted last month on charges that he took cash and other gifts in exchange for helping developers secure grant money.