Vigil aims at Johnson in hopes of plea
Rocky Twyman, a community activist, is holding a prayer vigil outside the Prince George's County government building in Upper Marlboro. He said in an interview at the site that he believes former county executive Jack Johnson "is wasting his money. He ought to use that money to help poor people."
Twyman said he "really likes Jack Johnson," but believes his case is a major distraction that Prince George's can ill afford.
In a statement issued before the rally, Twyman said "friends of Jack Johnson (are) urging him to cop a plea" and "save [Prince George's County] more bad publicity."
Twyman said he is expecting about 10 to 15 protesters who will carry signs saying, " Save Prince George's County from more Disgrace, Cop a Plea Now!! This Would Make God Happy!!"
On Monday, Johnson was indicted on bribery and other charges in a widening federal corruption probe that also has seen the arrest of Johnson's wife, Leslie Johnson, now a County Council member. Both were arrested Nov. 12. Leslie Johnson was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in Monday's charges.
Miranda S. Spivack
| February 16, 2011; 1:35 PM ET
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