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Posted at 8:59 PM ET, 11/12/2010

Jack Johnson case: On stashing $79,600

By Martin Weil

The arrests of Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and his wife have raised questions -- many of them about the dimensions of the alleged offenses and perhaps one about the dimensions of U.S. currency.

It was alleged that Leslie Johnson placed $79,600 in cash in her bra. How difficult would that be?

Conclusions can be drawn from the length, width and height of that much currency.

Based on the assumption that the money was all in $100 bills, here is an estimate: A $100 bill is about 6 1/8 inches long and 2 3/5 inches wide. It is 0.0043 inches thick. So a stack of 796 hundred-dollar bills would be a little more than six inches long, 2.6 inches wide and ... a little more than 3 1/4 inches thick.

By Martin Weil  | November 12, 2010; 8:59 PM ET
 
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Karma baby!!!

Posted by: jdumb | November 12, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

796 bills would be $79,600

Posted by: gbreiter | November 13, 2010 1:13 AM | Report abuse

What is wrong with this paper.... doesn't anybody check anything anymore???
7960 x.0043 = 34.228 inches NOT 3.25 inches! It's no wonder my parrot refuses to dump on the Compost anymore.

Posted by: nosuchluck | November 13, 2010 1:19 AM | Report abuse

How much stashed cash would it take to explain her enormously fat a$$?

Posted by: carlbatey | November 13, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

How much stashed cash would it take to explain her enormously fat a$$?

Posted by: carlbatey | November 13, 2010 1:28 AM | Report abuse

Well, she was a DC administrative judge. Even if she has padded her bra, and perhaps her resume, at least she's not suing anyone over a pair of pants.

Meanwhile, the Post keeps making really embarrassing mistakes....

Posted by: confounded | November 13, 2010 2:13 AM | Report abuse

The Post has admitted many significant facts from this story, facts that would allow "bra stuffing" story afficianados --- I count myself as one drawn like a moth to a flame to these stories --- to do more in depth analysis to see how credible the accusation is. Key missing facts are:

What is the lady's normal bra size?
Does she own or use any "breast size enhancement" accessories? Does she own an underwire push up bra?

Is she known for sporting massive cleavage despite having a modest bust size?

Is she hot?

We can't fairly evaluate these serious bra stuffing allegations without all the facts.

Posted by: Curmudgeon10 | November 13, 2010 3:30 AM | Report abuse

Oh my gosh, was this evenly stashed on both sides? Was this in $.25 coins? Oh my gosh the visions dancing through my old 73 year old brain. Oh my gosh is the Press getting dementia or is it me?

Posted by: eaglehawkaroundsince1937 | November 13, 2010 3:33 AM | Report abuse

It's amazing and perhaps fortunate that she apparently didn't suffer dozens of paper cuts in the process.

Might be less painful if someone reminds her that tissues or other soft materials are the customary form of impromptu bra padding? And also far cheaper with a lower risk of serious financial loss or harm in event of a street robbery.

It will be interesting to hear her explanation of this situation in court when the time comes.

Posted by: tronic1 | November 13, 2010 4:38 AM | Report abuse

Where does Albert haynesworth stuff his cash?

Posted by: tommycat | November 13, 2010 5:26 AM | Report abuse

Presumably, she split the cash between two cups and I'm sure you could spread the cash in at least two piles across each cup.

Way to go nosuchluck. Insulting the Washington Post for your incompetent math. People like you shouldn't read the Washington Post it's too "intellectual" for your kind. Stick with Fox and Michele Bachmann. No doubt she equals your math skills with her $200 million a day for the trip to the G20.

I'll bet Justice Thomas is hoping this case will make it to SCOTUS. The only other time Thomas got off on a case was when they case where they strip searched a 13 year old AZ girl over ibuprofen. If this case makes it to the Court, he might actually ask a question .... "Can I see the alleged bra in my chambers?"

Posted by: James10 | November 13, 2010 6:18 AM | Report abuse

Some Tig Ole' Bitties

Posted by: JadedCynic | November 13, 2010 6:56 AM | Report abuse

I had a friend that could hide a 5th of Liquor in her bra and you would never know it.

Posted by: warrior3ply | November 13, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse

nosuchluck, other than your obvious math error the story did say it was "a little more than 3 1/4 inches thick". So you have an English problem as well, LOL. Education is a terrible thing to waste.

Posted by: geotherm21 | November 13, 2010 7:44 AM | Report abuse

You guys make me sick.! Not one of you guys said anything about her washing the money before putting hiding it in her bra. Don't know if that was such a good idea, but it's good way to beat off muggers.!

Posted by: osolaru | November 13, 2010 8:00 AM | Report abuse

You guys make me sick.! Not one of you guys said anything about her washing the money before hiding it in her $$bra$$. Don't know if that was such a good idea, but it's good way to beat off muggers.! One swing of the cash bra upside the head, and it's lights out. On a serious note, I just hope nobody posts the usual crap 'Let's hear both sides of the story' Ain't nothing else to hear, cat's out the bra, oops! I meant bag.

Posted by: osolaru | November 13, 2010 8:03 AM | Report abuse

Usually, I would say "follow the money" -- especially when it was stuffed where it was found. However, in this case, I'd pass...

This reminds me of the story about the monkey who tries to pull the coconut through the hole before escaping, and then gets captured by his hunters.

Posted by: spidermonkey | November 13, 2010 8:03 AM | Report abuse

Well this story certainly gives meaning to the term "big boobs" in more ways than one.

Posted by: upperdeck4 | November 13, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for physics lesson, because I was thinking about how the P.G. County Executive's wife managed to hide $79,600 in her underwear when the FBI came knocking on her door yesterday, that kind of small space management could someday send men to Mars. When she gets out of jail maybe Mrs. Johnson can work as a contractor for NASA? A pay to Play contractor, of course.

Posted by: wilpajones | November 13, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

I haven't seen a photo of this woman, nor do I want to, but I know I wouldn't want to touch that money after it was found in her bra. Ick!!!!!
At least it is better than being found in someone's underpants. You might as well burn the money after that. Ain't gonna touch it, even with two sets of latex gloves on my hands.

Posted by: momof20yo | November 13, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Dolly? Is that you?

Posted by: PepperDr | November 13, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

What is wrong with this paper.... doesn't anybody check anything anymore???
7960 x.0043 = 34.228 inches NOT 3.25 inches! It's no wonder my parrot refuses to dump on the Compost anymore.

Posted by: nosuchluck | November 13, 2010 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Apparently you can't read. 7960 bills would mean they were using $10 bills. The article clearly said they were using $100 bills, thus 796. Please don't comment again.

Posted by: Barno1 | November 13, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

James10, You've got the audacity to criticize everyone BUT this idiot. Since you want to throwdown, "Jackass" Johnson has always been a loser (apparently like you). Can't argue the isssue/facts? Gee, let's go after FOX, Bachman and Thomas!!!What the hell do they have to do with this case and this idiot Johnson. Let's just deflect the issues and blame the "right wing." You know, I bet BUSH and CHANEY set him up!!!

What a clown.

BTW, I just love this; the guy who came after so many cops and LOST every case!!!LOL Hope he enjoys his STAY in the big house!!!

Posted by: Bob507 | November 13, 2010 11:33 AM | Report abuse

We are all missing one other key question and that is: what fool living in Prince Georges County keeps $79,600 lying around the house?

Posted by: edwardallen54 | November 13, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Nice rack

Posted by: TheDubb | November 13, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Bra size = 401K

Posted by: dctimbo29 | November 13, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Wow this woman must have a serious set of lungs.

Posted by: clark202 | November 13, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

nosuchluck, sounds like you are a product of the PG county schools.

Posted by: reiflame1 | November 13, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey knuckleheads criticizing nosuchluck. Did it ever occur to you that the Post corrected the mistake overnight? Duh.

Nosuchluck had it right.

Posted by: confounded | November 13, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

nosuchluck wrote "What is wrong with this paper.... doesn't anybody check anything anymore???
7960 x.0043 = 34.228 inches NOT 3.25 inches! It's no wonder my parrot refuses to dump on the Compost anymore"

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Your parrot is smarter than you are. There would be 796 bills (NOT 7,960) and 796 x .0043 is 3.4228.

Posted by: Freethotlib | November 13, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

She was just padding the accounts.

Posted by: vmax02rider | November 14, 2010 1:23 AM | Report abuse

Pics or it didn't happen. (aka t*ts or GTFO) :)

Posted by: mr_bill_10 | November 14, 2010 2:06 AM | Report abuse

Here is a second guy I hear using the term Compost to refer to WP - the other guy was talkshow host Mark Levin. Ok. let us start discussing issues - Obama is spending too much and the fact is his trip cost $200m/day!

WP is a fine paper!

Posted by: balancedfairly | November 14, 2010 5:17 AM | Report abuse

We are all missing one other key question and that is: what fool living in Prince Georges County keeps $79,600 lying around the house?

Posted by: edwardallen54 | November 13, 2010 12:03 PM
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Criminals. Depositing at the bank leaves a paper trail. One drug dealer murdered in Adams Morgan several years ago was found to have $1.5 million in garbage bags in his apartment.

Posted by: gbooksdc | November 14, 2010 6:00 AM | Report abuse

What is wrong with this paper.... doesn't anybody check anything anymore???
7960 x.0043 = 34.228 inches NOT 3.25 inches! It's no wonder my parrot refuses to dump on the Compost anymore.
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HAHAHA! Nice job, loozer.

Posted by: mcoghlan | November 14, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

The real question is: How much of our money does Obama and the rest of the Democrats have hidden in their underwear?

Posted by: nychap44 | November 14, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

Hey knuckleheads criticizing nosuchluck. Did it ever occur to you that the Post corrected the mistake overnight? Duh.

Nosuchluck had it right.

Posted by: confounded
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Yes, I take back my jab. gbrieter pointed out the error too.

Posted by: mcoghlan | November 14, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

nosuchluck wrote "...doesn't anybody check anything anymore??? 7960 x.0043 = 34.228 inches NOT 3.25 inches!"

Nosuchluck must have gone to DC public schools because the Post was right: 796 bills x $100 = $79,600, whereas nosuchluck's 7960 bills x $100 = $796,000.

Nosuchluck, do you have the integrity required to admit that you were wrong?

Posted by: MrBethesda | November 14, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

to nosuchluck - hope your parrot is better at math than you are. you only have 796 $100 bills, not 7960! jeez!

Posted by: compguy1 | November 14, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Nosuchluck: maybe you and your parrot need to take MATH 101 again....it's 796, not 7,960. good grief.

Posted by: mimialley | November 15, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

Some of these posts are better than the jokes that will be heard on any of the late night shows.

Posted by: ReneesOpinion | November 15, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Pretty expensive boob job.

Posted by: jbartelloni | November 15, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Please say it ain't so!

Posted by: lacy41 | November 15, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

James10,

Can you imagine the Thomas chambers scene if Eliot Spitzer and Bill Clinton are co-counsel for the defense?

Posted by: efs2403 | November 16, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Need to recheck. might have been posted as trying to stuff, not that she had succeeded...

Posted by: lltroy | November 16, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Gives a new meaning to the term "milk money".

Posted by: joecct77 | November 16, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

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