Since County Executive Jack B. Johnson took office in December 2002, his administration has agreed at least 11 times to sell public land to people with ties to Johnson, including a former business partner, a current business partner and several campaign contributors. Johnson said he has not been involved in awarding any of the contracts and has ordered a review of county procedures for selling public land. Those who won the deals said they were not given special treatment. The projects are mapped below.
WEB EDITOR: Juana Summers -- washingtonpost.com. REPORTERS: Cheryl W. Thompson and Mary Pat Flaherty -- The Washington Post. Interactive by Nathaniel V. Kelso -- The Washington Post. First published June 6, 2008.