More Detroit FAIL – Monica Conyers gets 3 yrs in the slammer
After pleading guilty to accepting bribes, former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers (wife of Rep. John Conyers, D-MI) was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison. (more here) The sentencing hearing was not without moments of drama and bizarre behavior from Ms. Conyers.
An ugly page in Michigan politics came to an end this afternoon when a federal judge sentenced former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers to 37 months in prison for her role in a city bribery scandal. Conyers, the wife of House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, did not go quietly as she attempted to rescind her guilty plea at the last moment and claimed to have taped conversations that would exonerate her.
Accounts of the courtroom scene paint a bizarre picture of a woman oscillating between desperation and hubris as she was sentenced in the very same building where her husband maintains an office. According to reports Rep. Conyers did not attend his wife’s sentencing.
Detroit, much like Chicago, is a political cesspool (Chicago story here). The people of these two cities deserve everything they get for returning these corruptocrats to office year after year.