"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.
But what about the cash? she asked - $79,600.
Put it in your underwear, the county executive told his wife.
She replied, "I have it in my bra" - which is where agents discovered the money after she answered the door.
That conversation, as documented in an FBI affidavit, led to the arrest Friday of Jack Johnson and his wife.
Jack Johnson, Prince George's county executive, and his wife, Leslie, arrested