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Orange Jumpsuit Award – Update – Monica Conyers Gets 37 Months

10 Mar

Monica Conyers, the wife of House Congressman John Conyers today recieved a 37 Month Sentence, with 2 Years of Probation for her actions in the Synagro bribery scandal as a City Councilwoman.

She is going to be quite stylish in that Orange Jumpsuit!


Monica Conyers Gets 3 Years in Jail

Former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers was sentenced today to 37 months and two years supervised probation and no fine in the Synagro bribery scandal that rocked the city of Detroit.

The sentencing came even after Conyers several times told the judge that she wanted to withdraw her guilty plea.

The 37 months is the top of the sentencing guidelines recommended by the probation department. She has 10 days to appeal; otherwise, she’ll start serving on July 1.

U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn said that Conyers’ conduct in office “fell woefully short” of the standard expected of public servants, and that she violated basic standards of conduct going back to the book of Exodus.

He said the sentence of 37 months was in line with other public officials who have fallen afoul of the law, and her sentence is greater than other defendants because her conduct was “more egregious.”

She was still agitated after the sentencing as family and friends and court officials tried to calm her.

“I’m walking out the front door, and I’m appealing this case.” She also said, “I don’t want to go out the back.”

She repeatedly said she wanted to appeal the case as court security officers cleared the courtroom and eventually the hallway.

While Conyers vowed an appeal, her June 22 signed plea agreement indicates that if the sentence imposed falls at five years or less “defendant waives any right to appeal her conviction or sentence.”

Outside, her attorney Steve Fishman sidestepped questions of whether he was still her lawyer, saying, “The case is over,” adding “I might wind up a witness” in the matter of her trying to withdraw her plea.

Asked if she can withdraw her plea Fishman said, “That’s a good question.”

Asked for his reaction to her courtroom scene, Fishman said, “Write what you saw; write what you heard.”

Asked if he knew Conyers would react as she did, he said, “Did it look like I did?”

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said it was not a day for self-congratulations: “Ms. Conyers engaged in bad conduct and there are serious repercussions for that.”

Ladies Orange Jumpsuit Award

 
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Posted by on March 10, 2010 in Stupid Democrat Tricks

 

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5 responses to “Orange Jumpsuit Award – Update – Monica Conyers Gets 37 Months

  1. Constructive Feedback

    March 10, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Wow!

    Jail
    Corruption
    Mis-Leadership

    And

    Detroit
    Democrats
    Conyers
    Kilpatrick

    No attempt to extend the CORRUPTION of this one person as a character trait of:

    * Black Progressives
    * Municipal Democrats
    * The Democratic Machine Upon Which Her Husband and Obama sits upon

    In her spot – YOU will favor a machine member.
    The community has LOST but YOU have not lost a step.

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    • btx3

      March 11, 2010 at 12:31 AM

      Monica Conyers has lost. But – if we are togo into the annals of corruption…

      She wasn’t butt-boffing babies, which is the favorite sin of your Massas.

      Indeed, that may well be an explanation for your psychosis!

      Indeed…

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  2. Yes

    March 12, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    Well 37 months is pretty damn good for her punishment. While Lankford was given 15 years for his corruption trial. A black politician should think twice about fallling for okey-doke.

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  3. t-shirts101

    March 12, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    She should’ve gotten more than 3 years, but she cut a deal. I believe the amount of money involved in the bribery she admitted to was under a certain amount, so they could go only so high. (It was revealed that she was involved in more than what she was convicted for during the Riddle trial.)

    She’s been absolutely off the hook with her behavior for years. Her corruption doesn’t surprise me, just the fact that convictions are taking place. Detroit has been plagued with excessive corruption for as long as I can remember.

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