Leslie Johnson Banned From Serving on County Committees

By Aaron Sinclair
|  Wednesday, Dec 8, 2010  |  Updated 9:46 AM EDT
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Leslie Johnson Banned From Serving on County Committees

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

The Prince George's County Council has banned the newly sworn-in Leslie Johnson from serving on any committees while she is under federal investigation.

She and her husband, then-Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, were arrested last month on charges including evidence tampering.

Leslie Johnson was sworn into the City Council on Monday, against the wishes of five current council members.

Although Johnson will not be serving on any committees, she is still allowed to attend committee meetings. The county charter also allows her to maintain some voting rights.

The measure was taken to "avoid any appearance of impropriety," said Council Chair Ingrid Turner.


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