Land Contracts, Sales Go To Johnson Associates

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.

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