Jack Johnson to collect pension in prison

Jack Johnson received an 87-month prison term. (AP)

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – When you play Monopoly, you go directly to jail and do not collect $200. When former Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson goes to prison, he will collect $49,552 a year.

Johnson, who was convicted of corruption, will not lose his pension while in prison.

Johnson’s pension is not affected because he was convicted after he left office, despite the fact that his crimes were committed while he was in office, ABC 7 reports.

By the time Johnson gets out of prison, he will have a nest egg of nearly $350,000.

Leslie Johnson, the former Prince George’s County Councilmember who also was convicted of corruption, did not serve in government long enough to collect a pension.

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