Damn Monica!!! Was it worth it? Triflin ass.
From The Detroit Free Press:
Monica Conyers pleads guilty to conspiracy
She faces up to 5 years in prison
By BEN SCHMITT, JOE SWICKARD, JIM SCHAEFER, DAVID ASHENFELTER, TAMMY STABLES BATTAGLIA, M.L. ELRICK AND ZACHARY GORCHOW • Free Press Staff Writers • June 26, 2009
Updated at 1:30 p.m.
Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers pleaded guilty this morning to conspiring to commit bribery and is free on personal bond.
U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn said, "The defendant now stands convicted."
The one count of conspiring to commit bribery is punishable by up to five years in prison.
No sentencing date has been set.
In court, Conyers’ combative demeanor was gone, replaced by soft-spoken resignation as the judge and his staff several times asked her to speak up.
Conyers, the wife of powerful Democratic congressman U.S. Rep. John Conyers, appeared before Cohn to answer charges in connection with the wide-ranging probe of wrongdoing at Detroit city hall.
She has long been under suspicion in the Synagro Technologies bribery probe, not least because she had been a vocal opponent of the contract before suddenly switching her sentiments. She became the deciding voice in the city council’s 5-4 vote to approve the sludge-hauling deal in November 2007.
“This is not the beginning and it is certainly not the end, folks,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Andy Arena said at a news conference this morning.
Arena said the message to corrupt public officials is, “We’re coming after you.”
U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg said the city corruption probe continues, but this is the end of his office’s investigation “of Synagro-related conduct.”
It remains unclear if federal investigators are still considering Synagro charges against Sam Riddle, the ex-Conyers aide, who court documents suggest was with Conyers when she received at least one of the bribes.
Asked about Conyers’ aides, Berg said: “The investigation of course does still continue. We can’t comment further than that.”
Rest of article at link above.
This woman is T-R-I-F-L-I-N-G.
As usual, it's another Black politician selling out the Black voters for PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR.
The only good thing about it is that we don't even have to pretend that her husband is keeping the seat so that she can run for it eventually.
Time to primary John Conyers.