Prince George's County (AP)- Prosecutors say the wife of a liquor store owner arrested along with three police officers in a federal sting had $400,000 stashed in a closet.
Ravinder Mehli and her husband, Amrik Singh Melhi, are accused in an extortion conspiracy case alleging they paid county officers to ensure transport of untaxed cigarettes and alcohol in Maryland and Virginia.
Prosecutors revealed the hoard of cash at a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in which Mehli and her husband were ordered held without bond. Federal prosecutors said the case is linked to the recent arrest of Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, but did not elaborate.
Melhi's attorney, Gabriel Christian, said the allegations had yet to be proven.