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Sweetheart Deals in Prince George's

POSTED: 08:09 PM ET, 07/ 6/2008 by The Editors

Post investigative reporters Cheryl Thompson and Mary Pat Flaherty report today on county development deals worth millions of dollars that have gone to people with ties to Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson. Several of the people who won the contracts received the land [see map] at cut-rate prices, had little or no development experience or were given no-bid deals.

Thompson and Flaherty discovered that among those who've gotten these deals are a business partner of Johnson's, a former business partner, a golfing buddy and a campaign contributor who held political fundraisers for him, according to government records and interviews.

This latest investigation follows other issues involving favoritism previously reported by the Post during Johnson's tenure. In his first four years in office, Johnson awarded more than 50 consulting and other contracts to 15 of his friends and political backers and created a dozen high-profile positions that he filled with supporters and fraternity brothers. Records also show that hundreds of thousands of dollars in charity grants from owners of the National Harbor development went to groups associated with Johnson or with those distributing the money, The Post reported last year.

Johnson denies that he had a role in awarding the land deals. Read his statement to The Post.

By The Editors |  July 6, 2008; 8:09 PM ET D.C. Region
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