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Monica Conyers, wife of Detroit congressman, faces sentence for bribery scheme in sludge deal
cox news ^ | 3-10-10 | Associated Press

Posted on 03/10/2010 8:00:24 AM PST by cajuncow

DETROIT (Associated Press) -- The most prominent person caught in an corruption investigation in Detroit is returning to court to be sentenced in a bribery scheme involving a city sludge contract.

Ex-councilwoman Monica Conyers pleaded guilty last summer to conspiracy and admitted taking cash in exchange for supporting a Houston company, Synagro Technologies. The contract passed by one vote in 2007.

(Excerpt) Read more at ww2.cox.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bribes; corruption; democrats; detroit; ethics; johnconyers; senate

1 posted on 03/10/2010 8:00:24 AM PST by cajuncow
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To: cajuncow
Wow, yet another marriage where the one political spouse doesn't have a clue what the other is doing.

Reminds me of the Pardongate time when Hillary just took the white envelope and never looked inside before passing it on.

Congressman Conyers must be shocked at his wife's corruption. He didn't have any idea at all, I'm sure.

2 posted on 03/10/2010 8:03:51 AM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: IrishCatholic
Wow, yet another marriage where the one political spouse doesn't have a clue what the other is doing.

There may be a whole lot more to this story than this!!!

The Carlyle Group to Acquire Synagro Technologies for $5.76 Per Share

3 posted on 03/10/2010 8:08:11 AM PST by Willie Green
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To: cajuncow

Democrats deal in sludge...who’d have thunkit?


4 posted on 03/10/2010 8:11:01 AM PST by bigbob
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To: cajuncow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TvgtGlcdTE


5 posted on 03/10/2010 8:11:17 AM PST by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Willie Green

bttt


6 posted on 03/10/2010 8:13:55 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: cajuncow; Willie Green

Very interesting. Thanks for posting.


7 posted on 03/10/2010 8:16:53 AM PST by PGalt
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To: IrishCatholic
This needs more sunlight. He's the House Judiciary Committee chairman.

I don't think he is talking, but remember reading the contractor in the pay to play deal, paid his kids school tuition.

8 posted on 03/10/2010 8:18:17 AM PST by opentalk
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To: cajuncow
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree..Her and her criminal husband should be in jail and the key thrown away..When Congress is taken away from the pathetic democrats maybe someone will get some back bone and send all the criminals in Washington to jail..
9 posted on 03/10/2010 8:19:58 AM PST by PLD
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To: Revelation 911

Great video! I’ve seen it many times but it’s tremendous insight into Monica Criminal. Kiera Bell is quite the young lady. Thanks for the link.


10 posted on 03/10/2010 8:20:05 AM PST by PGalt
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To: PLD

republicans had congress for 6 years in a row...how many corrupt politicans were investigated? How many were impeached?....the politicans will protect their own no matter what..


11 posted on 03/10/2010 8:23:34 AM PST by joe fonebone (CPAC.....Commies Playing At Conservatism)
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To: cajuncow

Community service. One hundred hours working in her husband’s congressional office.


12 posted on 03/10/2010 8:26:04 AM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: cajuncow
From Michelle Malkin: Malkin The Ensign affair vs. the Conyers case

--Corruption runs in the Conyers family. Remember? Flashback January 2007:

After a probe lasting more than three years, the committee declared that Conyers has “accepted responsibility” for a series of House rules violations involving the use – and abuse – of his staffers.

According to published reports, Conyers used several staffers as his personal servants – requiring them to babysit and tutor his children, chauffeur him to personal events, help his wife with her law-school classes, work on his campaigns and pay restaurant and motel bills.

--- One staffer was even ordered to move into Conyers’ home for six weeks and serve as a live-in nanny to his kids. --


13 posted on 03/10/2010 8:29:18 AM PST by opentalk
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To: cajuncow
I worked at the Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant for two years as a consulting engineer. The put out an incredible amount of sludge. That plant is the largest in the US and treats about 35% of the sewage in the entire state.

Municipal sludge contains a large amount of energy and value as fertilizer. In Detroit they were looking at making part of the sludge into roofing shingles.

If you think of the sludge as a raw material and Detroit as the largest source of it in the US you can understand there are a lot of companies that would really like to get that contract.

14 posted on 03/10/2010 8:37:21 AM PST by far sider
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To: cajuncow

*cough* Culture of Corruption


15 posted on 03/10/2010 8:47:12 AM PST by reaganwasright1980
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To: PLD

You would think that the good people in the Congressional Black Caucus would drop out of that outfit. They will all look like criminals if they stay in and everyone should be investigated for criminal activity.


16 posted on 03/10/2010 8:48:15 AM PST by RC2
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To: bigbob

Someone needs to start a new website about Democrat corruption. It can be named The Sludge Report.


17 posted on 03/10/2010 8:57:58 AM PST by Enterprise (Dan Rather said Obama is so incompetent he couldn't sell watermelons.)
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To: joe fonebone

“republicans had congress for 6 years in a row...how many corrupt politicans were investigated? How many were impeached?”

Right ON! Throw ALL of the bums out!


18 posted on 03/10/2010 9:05:17 AM PST by J40000
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To: cajuncow

Detroit. You just hear the word and you think corrupt Dems.


19 posted on 03/10/2010 9:30:43 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: cajuncow

How fitting it is for a Conyers to be trapped in sludge. Too bad John won’t be joining her.


20 posted on 03/10/2010 9:54:18 AM PST by DPMD (~)
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Conyers is probably looking forward to his wife being sent up the river. Will give him a 4 year break from hearing her cackling 24 hours a day.


21 posted on 03/10/2010 9:56:44 AM PST by jmax
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To: cajuncow

Bye Bye HaPPIness

Hello Loneliness

I think I’m gonna cry

Hello my Love Good-Bye

where’s muh hankie?


22 posted on 03/10/2010 9:58:36 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


23 posted on 03/10/2010 10:00:00 AM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh & Sarah Palin agree: NO third parties! Take back the GOP)
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To: cajuncow

Monica Conyers took bribe money
Was that money reported to the IRS?
Did John and Monica file a joint return?
Hello, IRS....


24 posted on 03/10/2010 10:38:51 AM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: cajuncow

Monica Conyers accepted bribe money
Was that money reported to the IRS?
Did John and Monica file a joint return?
Hello.....IRS


25 posted on 03/10/2010 10:45:10 AM PST by Ben Hecks
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To: cajuncow

She looks thrilled. Must think she’s going to a spa for three years.

http://ww2.cox.com/myconnection/greaterlouisiana/today/news/national/article.cox?moduleType=apNews&articleId=D9EBVMNG0


26 posted on 03/10/2010 12:29:56 PM PST by goldi (')
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To: joe fonebone
You are right they did hold the majority..Yes they also have criminals and we all know who they are..and no they would not do a thing about these criminals because they are one themselves..Not all Dem's or Re pub's are criminals it seems that way at times..To me none are trying to help he people of this country just selling out the people to make lots of money for themselves..

To tell you the truth I have not seen any of the Black Caucus work for anyone just worked to line their pockets..John Conyers should have been in jail a long time ago..but they chose to get his criminal wife..

27 posted on 03/11/2010 7:08:52 AM PST by PLD
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"Good people" of the Black Caucus??Name me one good person in that racist group..Every last one of these morons should be voted out but they won't be since they have districts that will vote the morons in every time..The only way we will get the groups out is when they die of natural causes..then they have five more to take their place..You don't have to have brains in Washington any more just keep yelling racist..
28 posted on 03/11/2010 7:14:01 AM PST by PLD
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