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US Rep. Conyers reimburses for son's vehicle use ($5,682 for government-leased Cadillac Escalade)
Yahoo ^ | 12/23/10

Posted on 12/24/2010 4:16:33 PM PST by Libloather

US Rep. Conyers reimburses for son's vehicle use
US Rep. Conyers reimburses $5,682 for son's unofficial use of government Escalade in Detroit
On Thursday December 23, 2010, 12:54 pm EST

DETROIT (AP) -- Taxpayers have been repaid for the time Detroit Congressman John Conyers' son spent using a government vehicle.

The U.S. Treasury Department was reimbursed $5,682, the House Judiciary chair said in a statement Wednesday.

Conyers said the amount was based on the daily use of the Cadillac Escalade by his 20-year-old son, John Conyers III, over the Thanksgiving holiday. He announced that his son used the sport utility vehicle after a report of a theft from the Escalade registered in the name of Conyers' congressional district.

His son reported two laptops worth $1,100 each and $27,500 worth of concert tickets stolen from the parked vehicle, according to Detroit police.

Conyers said it's unlikely that the amount of time his son used the vehicle was as high as the amount given to the Treasury Department, but he wanted to be "sure that there is no cost to the taxpayers whatsoever for any possible non-official use of the car."

**SNIP**

The police probe into the theft from the Escalade continues. None of the stolen items were government property, Conyers said.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: cadillac; commie; congressman; conyers; democrat; detroit; escalade; michigan
Gotta feel sorry for the idiot RAT. His son is a total perp and his felon so-called wife is in prison.

Evidence Suggests Conyer's Son has Driven Government-Funded Cadillac in the Past - $80K Escalade costs taxpayers $1,200 a month

John Conyers, III - Is it too early to pop a bottle?

Rep. John Conyers' son used his official Escalade before

1 posted on 12/24/2010 4:16:38 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
I still say, why dos conyers have use of a government Escalade? In fact, why does the government have escalades in its motor pool?

Mike

2 posted on 12/24/2010 4:18:57 PM PST by MichaelP (It's the end of the world as they know it, and I'm so glad!)
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To: Libloather

Cheat

Dad’s a cheat

Mom’s a cheat

From the moment they get in or access

They cheat.

Merry Christmas to all the non cheaters.


3 posted on 12/24/2010 4:20:21 PM PST by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Libloather
He couldn't read the lease agreement and it would have taken 2 lawyers days and days to go through it. Johnie Boy deserves to be in the clink like his old lady. Scum is too kind a word.
4 posted on 12/24/2010 4:20:57 PM PST by JPG (There is hope for America and her name is Sarah.)
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To: Libloather
More elitist Commie'RAT corruption. We "little people" need to mind our own business and not get involved in what the our gracious public servants are doing with OUR money. We're all so lucky that they have dedicated their lives to looking out for us. The "little people".

sarc/

5 posted on 12/24/2010 4:21:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: Libloather

Why do I suspect his son’s use of the car would not have come to light except for the theft?


6 posted on 12/24/2010 4:23:02 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: Libloather

$27,500 worth of concert tickets? I don’t care who you are, that’s a lot of rock and roll, baby.


7 posted on 12/24/2010 4:23:56 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: MichaelP
I still say, why dos conyers have use of a government Escalade? In fact, why does the government have escalades in its motor pool?

It is amazing how many expensive SUVs are used by the Government around here in the DC area yet up in the northern tier bases certain units that really need a basic four wheel drive vehicle are not authorized to have one.

8 posted on 12/24/2010 4:24:05 PM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: MichaelP

All members of congress get to lease a car of their choise at our expense.

Is this a great country or what ?


9 posted on 12/24/2010 4:26:06 PM PST by maine yankee
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To: Libloather

Well yeah, but ain’t it a low down dirty shame that the honorable congress critter has to deal with $hit like this. He and his marxist elitists comrades have more work to do as enemys of freedom.


10 posted on 12/24/2010 4:29:20 PM PST by Rider on the Rain
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To: Libloather

11 posted on 12/24/2010 4:33:46 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: Libloather

12 posted on 12/24/2010 4:40:47 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Libloather

Pretty rich lifestyle- popping corks of Moet in your dad’s government Caddilac.

How did Conyers get so rich? Hasn’t he been a govt employee all his life?


13 posted on 12/24/2010 4:43:57 PM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you is worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009

I have discovered that blacks seem to get into the Rat party mainly to steal.


14 posted on 12/24/2010 4:49:24 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Cisco Nix

Look at dem ears! It DOES run in de fambly.


15 posted on 12/24/2010 4:50:00 PM PST by barb-tex (What else did you expect from the likes of 0? BTW, What ever happened to Rhodesia?, Oh, yes, Zimbabw)
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To: Libloather

A family that preys together, strays together.


16 posted on 12/24/2010 4:50:28 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: Libloather
In fact, why does the government have escalades in its motor pool?

Hmmm...

17 posted on 12/24/2010 4:58:32 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: MichaelP

Can we say “Government Motors?”


18 posted on 12/24/2010 5:18:58 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: upchuck

Careful, or someone will accuse you of inappropriate “judging!.


19 posted on 12/24/2010 5:20:30 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Jim Robinson

I suspect he was a bulk buyer scalping them later on for a huge (unreported) profit.


20 posted on 12/24/2010 5:21:54 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Libloather
His son reported two laptops worth $1,100 each and $27,500 worth of concert tickets stolen from the parked vehicle, according to Detroit police.

So help me decide:

1) Is the little CONyers boy scamming the insurance company and the stolen items don't exist, or
2)Is our little entreprenuer scalping concert tickets for a living?

If 2) is true, how come he can afford $27,500 in concert tickets but doesn't have his OWN car?

And while I'm asking, I'd like to ask the Congressman how many companies let ANYONE BESIDES THE EMPLOYEE have use of a company car?

21 posted on 12/24/2010 5:41:44 PM PST by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: MichaelP
"I still say, why dos conyers have use of a government Escalade? In fact, why does the government have escalades in its motor pool?"

Very good questions, especially the second. The entire government is out of control.

22 posted on 12/24/2010 5:54:44 PM PST by WHBates
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To: Libloather

Curious how Democrats ‘reimburse for’ and Republicans ‘get convicted of’.


23 posted on 12/24/2010 5:58:15 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Libloather

Once a scumbag grifter, always a scumbag grifter.


24 posted on 12/24/2010 6:08:53 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Damn it, Jim! I'm a doctor not a race relations Czar in the Obama administration.")
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To: Libloather

So how did junior get the keys? Steal ‘em out of Dad’s pants? Didn’t Dad notice his car was missing for days?


25 posted on 12/24/2010 7:07:05 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Libloather

I want to see conyers hanged for treason, and the idiots in his district stripped of the federal voting franchise.


26 posted on 12/24/2010 7:14:55 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Jim Robinson

Wonder which IRS staffer has the balls to check this family’s returns....


27 posted on 12/24/2010 7:15:18 PM PST by pointsal
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To: MichaelP

Why does any congress critter have a government provided vehicle? Damned elitists...


28 posted on 12/24/2010 7:33:37 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Libloather

When is Obama going to reimburse us for all his and his wife’s vacations?


29 posted on 12/24/2010 7:54:41 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Libloather.
30 posted on 12/24/2010 9:55:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...

If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.


31 posted on 12/24/2010 10:09:39 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: OldMissileer

It is amazing how many expensive SUVs are used by the Government around here in the DC area
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Few years back DC Agencies ‘needed’ 4 wheel drive vehicles so they could ‘take care of their charges’ in bad weather.
Only problem here is that if you get more than 1” of snow, schools are shut down and Govt Employees are given the day off.
..yes, I am exaggerating a ‘little’ bit, but the gist is true- - - During a ‘snow storm’, you could drive by the lots on N Capitol St and see the Broncos and other 4WD parked on the hill...


32 posted on 12/24/2010 10:35:06 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98))
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To: Mr. K

How did Conyers get so rich? Hasn’t he been a govt employee all his life?
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I believe one question answers the other.


33 posted on 12/24/2010 10:38:28 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98))
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To: Mr. K

He’s been in Congress since ‘65 and has stayed long past his expiration date.


34 posted on 12/24/2010 11:30:27 PM PST by newzjunkey (Opting for an abortion is like hiring a hit man.)
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To: Libloather
Another corrupt member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!!


35 posted on 12/24/2010 11:31:39 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Barack Obama - Racing to beat Jimmy Carter for 'Worst President Ever')
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To: xrmusn
During a ‘snow storm’, you could drive by the lots on N Capitol St and see the Broncos and other 4WD parked on the hill...

I could not get a used (sent to DRMO) 4-Wheel Drive truck for my Safety Office while stationed at a northern tier base. SAC HQ told me to just borrow one if I needed it then when we had a chopper crash in the dead of winter I could not get a single office to loan one to me to get to the crash site and yet I "owned" the site.

A few years later I stationed in DC and my Agency had several brand new SUVs parked in the lot. Whenever we had snow the entire Agency shut down except for the JNACC office. Those trucks were never used in 4-wheel drive.

36 posted on 12/25/2010 3:47:33 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: xrmusn

Actually his is not rich. He is too stupid to steal. His wife had a gubment lawyer at her trial because Johnny could not afford one. But he can afford a Caddy. HMMM!


37 posted on 12/25/2010 4:24:47 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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Filed 11/30 by myFOXDetroit.com Staff

DETROIT (WJBK) John Conyers III, 20, told police two Apple MacBooks, valued at $1,100 apiece, and more than $27,000 worth of concert tickets to the Fillmore were stolen out of a burgundy 2010 Cadillac Escalade registered to the 14th Congressional District.

FOX 2 is also working to get details on what the concert tickets were for and if the stolen laptops had any sensitive government information.

The police report says the vehicle was parked at Brush Street and Congress around 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 24. When Conyers returned around 12:30 a.m., he noticed scratches on the side door and items scattered throughout the interior.

...........the incident brings into question why the son of a congressman was driving a registered government vehicle. "I don't know of a single person in congress in the 16 years I was there who had to put vehicle titles in the name of the government," former U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg tells FOX 2.

According to the U.S. General Services Administration Web site , if an employee allows an unauthorized person to use a government vehicle, that employee could be suspended or fired. "I would tell you that they better use this (vehicle) just for the purpose of what they had been required to do," said Knollenberg. "Not to get into the hands of a relative or a friend or whatever."

Currently, there is no word on why John Conyers III was driving the vehicle. A spokesperson for the congressman's office tells FOX 2 she will get back to us on the allegations.

Conyers has been a member of the U.S. House since 1965. His wife, Monica, is serving a 37-month federal prison sentence for corruption after pleading guilty last year to a bribery scheme involving her vote on the Detroit City Council in favor of a sludge-hauling contract.

Click at web site to read the police report >>

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Conyers Has Driver's License Suspended After Bounced Check
Fox News ^ | October 4th, 2010
FR Posted Monday, October 04, 2010 by mockingbyrd

Rep. John Conyers, the powerful chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, had his driver's license suspended for a month this summer when a check he used to pay the renewal fee bounced, according to Michigan driving records obtained by The Associated Press.

The 81-year-old Detroit Democrat tried to renew his license at a secretary of state branch office on Feb. 2, the records show. Months later, state officials determined the bank account tied to the check had insufficient funds, and his license was suspended on June 30. Conyers eventually paid the fee, and his suspension was lifted July 26.

Asked for an explanation, Conyers' Detroit district office responded with a written statement that said "a check was inadvertently written to renew the chairman's driver's license from an account that had been recently closed. "As a result his driver's license was suspended," the statement said. "Immediately upon learning of this, a replacement cashier's check was provided, and his driver's license was immediately reinstated." (Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...

38 posted on 12/25/2010 5:02:18 AM PST by Liz
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To: Mr. K

——How did Conyers get so rich?——

He is black. He is corrupt. He is a congressman


39 posted on 12/25/2010 5:15:13 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: MichaelP

Because it helps to project an image of black pride and success (however illegitimate) in such a way that we too should be proud?...

Don’t you feel proud that some of our most beloved congressmen and women ride around in such cool comfort? Don’t you admire how cool and important they must be and how good they look?

Don’t be jealous of their success, though. Rather, let’s all be proud together, as a community, that we are being represented in this way. Let’s not interfere in their affairs as they strive to make the world a better place for us all...

For the better they look the better we should feel about them and ourselves when we vote for them again and again.

How’s that for a load of bullsh*t?


40 posted on 12/26/2010 5:27:51 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Jim Robinson

“...that’s a lot of rock and roll, baby.”

I dunno ‘bout that, JR. More like Rap and Hip-Hop. It comes with the territory.


41 posted on 12/26/2010 5:32:00 AM PST by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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