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Reports: Wife of Rep. Conyers threatened with indictment
The Hill ^

Posted on 06/16/2009 1:14:32 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Reports: Wife of Rep. Conyers threatened with indictment @ 3:42 pm by Michael O'Brien

Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, the wife of longtime Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) received a letter Tuesday indicating a pending indictment from federal authorities on corruption-related charges.

Conyers received a pre-indictment letter instructing her to reach a plea deal with prosecutors by the end of the week or face charges, according to Detroits two papers, the Free Press and News.

The investigation involves whether Conyers took bribes to switch her vote on a $1.2 billion contract with Synagro Technologies to handle disposal of Detroit's sludge. Conyers, who served as head of the City Council after the ouster of Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, has been under investigation for some time for her connections to the deal.

The News reported that Conyers is considering a plea bargain, but is reluctant to serve jail time as part of a deal with prosecutors.

Rep. Conyers is chairman of the influential House Judiciary Committee.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 111th; conyers; corruptdems; crime; detroit; detroitcrackcity; indictment; michigan; monicaconyers; sludge
Don't say it's so......I'm shocked!
1 posted on 06/16/2009 1:14:32 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: xsmommy; NeoCaveman

ohhhhhhh........pass the popcorn.....this should be good.


2 posted on 06/16/2009 1:15:49 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Sub-Driver

So much for the most ethical administration ever Nancy....LIAR!


3 posted on 06/16/2009 1:17:24 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Me too. I am soooooooo shocked. When are they going to send one to him?


4 posted on 06/16/2009 1:17:57 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Sub-Driver

ROTFL! Hubby is head of the House Judiciary. Wonder how he’ll get her off?


5 posted on 06/16/2009 1:18:30 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Sub-Driver

Indict the racist POS husband too.


6 posted on 06/16/2009 1:19:36 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

The MAN trying to keep a strong willed African American woman down. Al Sharpton should be gassing up his Oldsmobile and heading to Detroit.


7 posted on 06/16/2009 1:19:46 PM PDT by VicVega (Join Jihad, get captured by the US and resettled in the best places in the world. I love the USA)
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To: lilylangtree
"Wonder how he’ll get her off?"

If shoe goes to prison, I guess he'll be limited to conjugal visits.

8 posted on 06/16/2009 1:21:16 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear (The cosmos is about the smallest hole a man can stick his head in. - Chesterton)
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To: Sub-Driver

there are some funny videos of monica conyers on youtube. she is INCREDIBLE...very rude and at the center of destroying detroit. she is one of the rudest, meanest politicians on the planet.


9 posted on 06/16/2009 1:23:09 PM PDT by wildwood
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To: Sub-Driver

If she was some nobody in Detroit’s wife, she’d already be making the phone calls to scrounge up the bail.


10 posted on 06/16/2009 1:23:31 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: Sub-Driver

Couldn’t happen to a more corrupt person......


11 posted on 06/16/2009 1:25:16 PM PDT by BossLady ("WE are the origin of all coming evil" ~~ Carl Jung~~)
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To: Sub-Driver
She may be able to cut about any deal she wants to with the Feds. If they have to try her in Detroit, she's probably all but home free...what jury "of her peers" would convict her there?

Though they did find their mayor guilty. Still, I wouldn't bet against her.

12 posted on 06/16/2009 1:26:23 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: Sub-Driver

The whole family is corrupt. All liberals are.


13 posted on 06/16/2009 1:27:32 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Plea deal. A couple of weeks under house arrest with several hours a day free to shop, and socialize.


14 posted on 06/16/2009 1:30:15 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Sub-Driver
"took bribes to switch her vote on a $1.2 billion contract with Synagro Technologies to handle disposal of Detroit's sludge"

$1.2 Billion worth of turds$$$ You've got to be $h!tting me.

15 posted on 06/16/2009 1:30:56 PM PDT by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: Sub-Driver
Liberals are trash, why is this surprising? look at stretch face Pelosi and the Starkist connection.
16 posted on 06/16/2009 1:32:12 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Sub-Driver

But she’s a leftist! I thought bribes were OK!


17 posted on 06/16/2009 1:34:14 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Sub-Driver

How long before Holder orders this dropped?


18 posted on 06/16/2009 1:42:14 PM PDT by Roccus (The Capitol, the White House, the Court House...........America's Axis of Evil)
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To: Sub-Driver

Illinois again?


19 posted on 06/16/2009 1:47:40 PM PDT by BAW (Fire David Letterman)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s not illegal for democrats to take bribes. It’s expected.


20 posted on 06/16/2009 1:50:56 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: BAW

Not to worry-the Mocha Muslim will just fire the prosecutor.Could you find 12 white people in Detroit for a jury?Didn’t think so.


21 posted on 06/16/2009 1:52:31 PM PDT by pistolpetestoys (Outside of a dog a book is a mans best friend;inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: pistolpetestoys

http://www.wxyz.com/news/local/story/Feds-Closing-in-on-Monica-Conyers/LBmZbH2epEirk2llS2sRdQ.cspx

local story with video


22 posted on 06/16/2009 2:08:30 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: Sub-Driver

As always, there will be crys of “RACISM” from this one.....and protests of support by Jesse Jackass and Al Sharptoon, etc.


23 posted on 06/16/2009 2:11:27 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gots to worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gots to buy no gas...Obama gonna take care o' me!")
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To: Sub-Driver

From the Detroit News:

Conyers mostly ignored reporters when she left City Hall in an unmarked car after 3 p.m. en route to her weekly television show “Ask the Councilwoman With Monica Conyers.” But when asked if she would accept a plea, she murmured that The Detroit News was “full of (it).”

Conyers seemed to briefly allude to the allegations during a live broadcast of her show on WHPR-TV (Channel 33). She acknowledged that she’s been in the news, but challenged detractors, saying, “If you aren’t praying for me, then you are just adding to the problem.”

“First and foremost, I am a child of God,” Conyers said. “All these things going on right now, I believe in my heart, God will deliver me from.”

Later in the show, Conyers brushed off a caller who asked directly what she thought about the “latest scandal” involving Synagro. “I don’t have a thought,” she said.


24 posted on 06/16/2009 2:20:36 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
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25 posted on 06/16/2009 2:22:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: rednesss

DemocRATs dealing in what they know best.


26 posted on 06/16/2009 2:22:01 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: darkangel82

this female Conyers is a hoot in every way.....

http://www.wxyz.com/search/sitesearch.aspx?q=Conyers


27 posted on 06/16/2009 2:26:04 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68 (CALL CONGRESSCRITTERS TOLL-FREE @ 1-800-965-4701)
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

I wonder how long the prosecutor will be in his job. More than likely he will fall into the line behind that IG who got axed last week because he got to close to one of the Bro’s.

Vince


28 posted on 06/16/2009 2:37:31 PM PDT by Mouton
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To: Sub-Driver

Can we please see her frog-marched out of City Hall in handcuffs?


29 posted on 06/16/2009 2:40:49 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Sub-Driver
do I really have to say it???

30 posted on 06/16/2009 3:06:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: Oldpuppymax

They’re not bribes. They’re ‘Voluntary equitable monetary redistributions’ in acknowledgement of past injustices.
< s/o >


31 posted on 06/16/2009 3:14:38 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Chode

Has the wife of a sitting congressman ever gone to jail, before? We had one First Lady hospitolized in a sanitarium, but not in jail, that I know of.


32 posted on 06/16/2009 3:15:40 PM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: patton
If you follow Chicago/Detroit politics. The politician often sets his spouse up as the recipient in their pay for play accounts.

She's just expanding the pattern and being a bit more creative.

33 posted on 06/16/2009 3:32:57 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

“If she goes to prison, I guess he’ll be limited to conjugal visits.”

It’ll be the start of Prison Break 4...lolol.


34 posted on 06/16/2009 4:13:06 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back! [I hate the BIGOTRY in the enemedia.])
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To: Sub-Driver
Whomever these federal authorities are, they better hope Rep. and Mrs Conyers are no friends of President Obama. After what happened to the attorney general in California, they will probably soon to be out of a job.
35 posted on 06/16/2009 4:13:10 PM PDT by antiunion person (The Obama administration is the same as a cosmic black hole.)
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To: Kieri

“First and foremost, I am a child of God”

She’ll hopefully have lots of time in jail to explore her sudden rush of faith...hope she finds the true God.


36 posted on 06/16/2009 4:16:50 PM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Country and the Tea Party! Take America Back! [I hate the BIGOTRY in the enemedia.])
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

You’re bad.


37 posted on 06/16/2009 4:19:21 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: hoosiermama

It seems to me, that a number of other politicians have wives who are lobbyist. Like Daschle.

The bedroom conversation must be fascinating.

Only, I never heard of one actually getting charged with bribery, before.

BTW, how come every time there is a bribery scandal, the guy who paid the bribe goes to jail, while the guy who took the bribe gets reelected?


38 posted on 06/16/2009 4:21:30 PM PDT by patton (Obama has replaced "Res Publica" with "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Watch one of my favorite Youtube vids here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpzRuB-YMpg

Eighth Grader Kierra Bell teaches Council Woman Coyners a few things
around 2:46 ....just wait for it. I hope Miss Bell considers
running for public office when she grows up. It's obvious
her Parents are stellar people.

39 posted on 06/16/2009 4:29:29 PM PDT by topfile
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To: BAW

If Detroit is in Illinois, I will be Alabami bound. :)


40 posted on 06/16/2009 5:42:42 PM PDT by Bruinator (It's the Media.............Stupid)
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To: lilylangtree

You can bet John will get Moronica off. We should all hope that the prosecutor considering the indictment is black. The race card won’t be off the table, but it will be a bit closer to the edge. Maybe their soul brother, Brother Barack, will issue executive clemency or some such shenanigan.


41 posted on 06/16/2009 5:48:28 PM PDT by RushLake (Democrats & Maobama have never met a terrorist they didn't like.)
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To: Sub-Driver
This socialist crook will cry racism any second now.

Look for Obama to start lopping off heads.

42 posted on 06/16/2009 5:48:47 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: tioga

She’s a psycho.


43 posted on 06/16/2009 6:46:38 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (has created or saved 150,000 posts, sure.)
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To: NeoCaveman

Certified.


44 posted on 06/16/2009 7:30:02 PM PDT by tioga
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To: VicVega

Al has enough hot gas to fly there..


45 posted on 06/16/2009 7:45:18 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty
Al has enough hot gas to fly there..

You are right. Al is full of a lot of things.

46 posted on 06/16/2009 7:48:36 PM PDT by VicVega (Join Jihad, get captured by the US and resettled in the best places in the world. I love the USA)
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To: Sub-Driver
Serious as a all get up, go here for more info:

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090617/METRO/906170357/Bribery-probe-closes-in-on-Conyers

http://www.freep.com/article/20090617/NEWS01/906170311/Conyers+hasn+t+said+she+ll+accept+plea+deal

47 posted on 06/17/2009 3:24:53 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: VicVega

He could supply half the country with methane, he’s so full of it..


48 posted on 06/17/2009 6:18:31 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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49 posted on 06/17/2009 1:28:45 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: antiunion person

PLease remember that Queen Nancy stuffed John Conyers when she got into office. “ VELLLY INTERESTING”


50 posted on 06/17/2009 3:16:52 PM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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