PHOTOS: D.C. area political scandals
This week, D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown resigned in disgrace after he was charged with campaign violations and felony fraud. Just another crooked politician in a long line of corrupt local leaders? You betcha. Here's a look at some of our less-than-respectable elected leaders.
Former Prince George's County councilwoman Leslie Johnson was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison. The wife of Jack Johnson, she admitted to 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 underwear.