Friday, January 25, 2008

College Chancellor expected to sing like a bird

after pleading guilty to government corruption.

Link HT: FlashPoint

Johnson's cooperation is significant in a case focusing on political corruption inside the state's college system. The former veteran legislator who rose to become House speaker pro tempore served for decades as one of the state's most powerful political figures and kept close ties to lawmakers after he took over the college system in 2002.

Dozens of legislators, their close relatives and businesses received jobs in the system, and some of those arrangements are under federal investigation.