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Wife of Rep. Conyers begins federal prison sentence
The Hill ^

Posted on 09/10/2010 4:52:31 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Wife of Rep. Conyers begins federal prison sentence By Michael O'Brien - 09/10/10 04:28 PM ET

The wife of Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday to begin a 37-month sentence on corruption charges.

Monica Conyers, a former Detroit city councilwoman, reported to the Alderson Federal Prison Camp this afternoon 20 minutes before deadline, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Conyers pleaded guilty last year for taking bribes to influence a vote on a sludge disposal contract in Detroit. She has since attempted to withdraw her plea.

Her husband, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has dodged questions about his wife and her guilty plea.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: alderson; begins; bribes; conyers; corruption; detroit; federal; johnconyers; michigan; monicaconyers; prison; sentence; sludge; welcometodetroit; wife
I'm shocked!
1 posted on 09/10/2010 4:52:32 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I wonder if their families got any scholarship money.


2 posted on 09/10/2010 4:53:23 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

After all the snide, condescending racist remarks coming from her husband . . . it’s good enough for this. I’m delighted.


3 posted on 09/10/2010 4:54:30 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: Sub-Driver

BuhBye Monica.


4 posted on 09/10/2010 4:54:39 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: Sub-Driver

He should visit her. Often.


5 posted on 09/10/2010 4:55:18 PM PDT by Clint Williams ( America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The prison is nicknamed “Camp Cupcake” by most residents and the media.[2] Local residents have also referred to it as “the college campus.”[3] It was called “Yale” by one-time attendee Martha Stewart.[4]


6 posted on 09/10/2010 4:58:28 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: King Moonracer
From wiki back in 2006:

Conyers acknowledged what he characterized as a "lack of clarity" in his communications with staff members regarding their official duties and responsibilities, and accepted responsibility for his actions.

Yep, lets check out the scholarship money, I'm sure he doled out some to kids.

7 posted on 09/10/2010 4:59:42 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Best news of the day. She is a perfect example of politicians who feel entitled. And I would guess her habits run in the family.


8 posted on 09/10/2010 5:02:05 PM PDT by Enten (How's that hopey changey thing working out for you?)
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To: Sub-Driver

uhhhmmm…taking the hit for her husband and the cause; what-do-ya bet she gets a pardon.

Seems like the news cycle for the last few weeks has been to point attention away from key political activities and corruption causes.


9 posted on 09/10/2010 5:02:12 PM PDT by ntmxx (I am not so sure about this misdirection!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm shocked!

Me too...what time tomorrow does she get out?

10 posted on 09/10/2010 5:05:55 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (People I know have papers for their mongrels.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Three years. She will be paid perhaps a million $$$ a year to do the time and for keeping her mouth shut


11 posted on 09/10/2010 5:06:53 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: Sub-Driver

This warms my heart.


12 posted on 09/10/2010 5:07:21 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Sub-Driver

mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmmm


13 posted on 09/10/2010 5:07:42 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did they report this in the MSM? Was it covered on CNN or MSNBC? I don’t even remember Fox reporting on this woman reporting to prison. Why not?


14 posted on 09/10/2010 5:08:10 PM PDT by SkipW
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To: Sub-Driver

Hip, hip, hooray! One for the people.


15 posted on 09/10/2010 5:08:30 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: SkipW; moder_ator
I would think this would be Breaking News?
16 posted on 09/10/2010 5:12:00 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Sub-Driver

Isn’t this the broad that called her fellow council member “Shrek”? I know it’s on Youtube somewhere. Rude, mouthy bitch obsessed with being ‘disrespected’ when she was merely being asked to follow meeting protocol. Cannot stand her.


17 posted on 09/10/2010 5:16:28 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Sub-Driver

CORRUPTION?!!!!!! well I never.


18 posted on 09/10/2010 5:17:41 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (We are our founding fathers keepers)
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To: King Moonracer
He also swiped a bunch of donated turkeys.
19 posted on 09/10/2010 5:25:01 PM PDT by JPG (How much taxpayer $ did Mookie blow today?)
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To: JPG

Just another lousy corrupt pork-pimp.


20 posted on 09/10/2010 5:29:14 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

over sludge.. wow.


21 posted on 09/10/2010 5:30:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: rogue yam

It’s one of those feel good stories that helps start the weekend off on the right foot.


22 posted on 09/10/2010 5:30:48 PM PDT by Krankor (I had too much to dream last night, too much to dream.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ah yes, Conyers and Detroit, Urban Governance at its finest.

-have a laff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZQLxVO-qjM

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Monica+Conyers&aq=f


23 posted on 09/10/2010 5:36:14 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: Sub-Driver

Public to pay for Monica Conyers’ new attorney despite husband’s $174,000 salary
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2010/03/public_to_pay_for_monica_conye.html


24 posted on 09/10/2010 5:53:12 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: Clint Williams
Maybe he does not mind this “forced” separation.
25 posted on 09/10/2010 5:59:18 PM PDT by All Blue State
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To: All Blue State

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Loser...moonbat DIM.


26 posted on 09/10/2010 6:23:45 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver
No pillow talk between those two, no siree. John is not a conspirator, repeat, John is not a conspirator.

On the other hand, it shows that all is not lost, yet, that one of the political class goes to jail, although I seriously doubt she stays there for long.

27 posted on 09/10/2010 6:34:15 PM PDT by FlyVet (")
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To: Lizavetta

One and the same. Mouthy bitch, indeed.

The Shrek incident:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZQLxVO-qjM

And the debating the 8th graders, my fav:

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


28 posted on 09/11/2010 7:01:08 AM PDT by Ready4Freddy (Am working on plans for a Knights Templar Community Center next to the Kaaba in Mecca.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm shocked!

What, shocked that there is corruption in the "D", or shocked that she was actually was sent away? ;)

29 posted on 09/25/2010 4:49:45 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (I know that the voices in my head aren't real, but they do have some great ideas)
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To: grellis

Michigan Ping!


30 posted on 09/25/2010 4:51:51 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (I know that the voices in my head aren't real, but they do have some great ideas)
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To: grellis

Never mind, grellis—I forgot to see how old this story was


31 posted on 09/25/2010 4:53:00 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (I know that the voices in my head aren't real, but they do have some great ideas)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks Sub-Driver.
Her husband, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has dodged questions about his wife and her guilty plea.

32 posted on 09/25/2010 5:59:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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