Orange Jumpsuit Award – Monica Conyers

Orange Jumpsuit Award

Orange Jumpsuit Award

There is an update to this post HERE

Monica Conyers

Monica Conyers

Monica Conyers guilty in Synagro bribery scandal

Detroit — Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers pleaded guilty to a felony today in connection with a city sludge hauling contract scandal. Detroit’s top federal prosecutor said no other City Council members would be charged in connection with the investigation.

Conyers, 44, spoke softly in federal court as she admitted taking bribes in connection with the $1.2 billion Synagro Technologies Inc. contract the Detroit City Council awarded in 2007.

Conyers changed her position from opposing to supporting the deal to cast the deciding vote.

Conyers could be facing about three years in prison under her plea agreement. Her attorney, Steve Fishman, believes federal sentencing guidelines of 30-37 months apply.

Federal prosecutors believe she would get the full five years under sentencing guidelines.

Interim U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg said Conyers’ guilty plea marks the end of the federal investigation of corruption by Detroit council members in connection with the Synagro contract and no other council members will be charged.

Berg also suggested Conyers won’t face additional charges despite allegations she received jewelry and other items of value in connection with city business. Prosecutors plan to present evidence of other alleged acts by Conyers at her sentencing hearing, Berg said.

During the brief court appearance, Conyers had to be asked several times to speak up, and about the only words that were audible were “law degree,” when asked how much education she had.

Her husband, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, has offices in the federal courthouse where she pleaded guilty.

Walking off the House floor in Washington where he was voting on legislation, John Conyers said, “I have no comment,” when asked for reaction to the news of his wife’s guilty plea. His office later issued a statement saying it “has been a trying time for the Conyers family and, with hope and prayer, they will make it through this as a family.”

I wouldn’t worry too much about Mrs. Conyers safety in jail, story goes – she packs a “Smokin'” Joe Frasier Right Hook -

Rebecca Mews, showing the after-effects of a Monica Conyers Right Hook

Rebecca Mews, showing the after-effects of a Monica Conyers Right Hook

She’s Bad!



“Public officials must expect to be held to the highest ethical and legal standards,” the statement said.

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10 Responses

  1. http://www.thedailytube.com/video/3349/george-w-bush-is-an-american-gangster

    This is my favorite GOP video. I can’t believe this one hasn’t been placed on your page.

    • The Bushit has gone back to Texas. They won’t prosecute him. Besides, there are lots of other bits of news, from the King of Pops death to the wife of one of the two most powerful men in Congress getting convicted.

      Not to mention the current crop of Rethugly moron tomfoolery.

      Think I’ll save that one until the Bushit opens his mouth again about the current administration.

      Won’t be long.

  2. I never thought a White, conservative(christian) male would cheat on his wife. I don’t want hear anything from the black conservatives talking about inner-city black males as moral and classless people.

    Will the GOP ever get it together?

  3. I was being sarcastic… A fraud isn’t hard to find depending on what they hide behind. I know Newt Gingrich left his wife on the sickbed at the Hospital. Do they have Troy King on that list?

    My biggest pet peeve is a hyporcrite that hides behind religion to fool people.

    I see Larry Elder or Miss Parker didn’t care to discuss this on townhall. (ROTFL)

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  5. Which is the worst, having an affair or bribery? I would say bribery cause there is no crime in having an affair! I have notice that the democrats are not talking much about John Conyers or Monica Conyers! Why?

    http://goodtimepolitics.com/2009/06/26/conyers-the-wife-of-dem-u-s-rep-john-conyers-pleads-guilty-of-bribery/

    • This is a liberal blog, Goodtime. I notice Jack and Jill picked this up even before I did.

      And, while there may not be anything criminal in having an affair (Sanford) – it is criminal to desert your sworn duty to the people of your state, and the United States to do so. Now I don’t know South Carolina specifics – but most Governors take an oath of office, starting with something like “I do solemnly swear to fulfill the duties of office”…

      On a Bible. Sort of like this

      What? It’s OK to break your oath sworn on a Bible…

      Because you’ve been “saved”?

  6. Being a Detroiter, I can safely say that the corruption runs FAR deeper than Conyers. Give it another week or so… you’ll have plenty more to post.

    Sam Riddle, Conyer’s former cheif of staff, is singing like a bird – even implicating John Conyers in some corruption. Now that Monica has probably told on him to cut her deal, Sam is tellin’ on er’body:

    http://freep.com/article/20090629/NEWS01/90629031/Ex-aide++Conyers+took+cash++jewelry

  7. this will be interesting. Perhaps Mayor Bing came in at just the right time for all of this mess to be cleared up so he can move forward.

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