Former congressman Bill Jefferson (D-New Orleans) famously gave added meaning to the term "cold cash" after $80,000 was found stuffed in his freezer. Now comes Prince George's county executive Jack B. Johnson and wife Leslie to give a fresh perspective to "flush with cash." Yesterday afternoon the Johnsons were arrested by FBI agents for bribery and tampering with evidence. According to the Washington Post, the following exchange took place as Leslie Johnson frantically scampered to dispose of evidence:
Two FBI agents were at the front door of their two-story brick colonial in Mitchellville.
"Don't answer it," the county executive said, unaware that more agents were listening in.
Johnson ordered his wife to find and destroy a $100,000 check from a real estate developer that was hidden in a box of liquor.
"Do you want me to put it down the toilet?" Leslie Johnson asked.
"Yes, flush that," the county executive said.