Prosecutors to seize ex college chancellor's house,
Birmingham, AL – - A federal judge has ordered former
Alabama two-year college Chancellor Roy Johnson to forfeit $18.2
million in cash and a $1.3 million home.
Johnson, who is scheduled to be sentenced later this month by
U.S. District Judge Karon Bowdre, faces more than 25 years in
prison and more than $2 million in fines.
The forfeiture order issued Monday allows the government to
seize the home Johnson built in Opelika.
Prosecutors are expected to ask for a lighter prison term for
Johnson because of his cooperation in public corruption cases.
Johnson, once the government's key target in its federal
criminal investigation of the two-year college system, turned into
the key witness as prosecutors looked into jobs and payments to
legislators and relatives of state school board members.