Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers is pleading guilty this morning to conspiring to commit bribery.I wonder if she put that cash in the freezer? And what did her husband know and when did he know it?
Conyers, the wife of powerful Democratic congressman U.S. Rep. John Conyers, is due to appear before U.S. District Court Judge Avern Cohn at 10 a.m. to answer charges in connection with the wide-ranging probe of wrongdoing at Detroit city hall.
The charge reads: Monica Ann Conyers beginning on a date unknown and continuing until or about December 2007, did knowingly and voluntarily conspire and agree with an aide and others to corruptly solicit and demand for the benefit of herself and others and to accept and agree to accept things of value from persons while an agent of the City of Detroit, an entity that received more than $10,000 in federal funding during the calendar year of 2007, with intent that Conyers would be influenced and rewarded in connection with any business transaction or series of transactions of a value of $5,000 or more with the City of Detroit.
Overt acts: On Nov. 20, 2007, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Conyers met with an individual sent by Rayford Jackson in the parking lot at Butzel Family Center and received an envelope containing cash. On Dec. 4, 2007, at approximately 2:30 p.m., an individual sent by Rayford Jackson met Conyers and her aide in a McDonald's parking lot in Detroit at which time the individual delivered an envelope containing cash.
She has been at the center of FBI questioning for months about the city’s sludge disposal contract with Synagro Technologies and her activities as a member of the city pension board.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Corrupt Democrat Alert: Monica Conyers Pleads Guilty
You have to figure they've really got the goods on her if she's not even going to trial.