Short and Sweet – Monica Conyers Guilty in Bribery Scandal
UPDATE — Monica Conyers has resigned from Detroit City Council effective July 6, 2009. Detroit News Article
This morning, in a Detroit Federal Court, Monica Conyers plead guilty to charges of Conspiracy to Commit Bribery. The presiding judge, Avern Cohn, advised the court that “the defendant now stands convicted.”
At this point, Conyers is still a councilwoman for the Detroit City Council. The Detroit city charter requires Conyers to resign “immediately” the minute she is convicted of a felony, but apparently, in Federal Court this is viewed as when the Defendant is sentenced.
Detroit Rock City shines again. The bottom line though…
Monica Conyers Pleads Guilty
She took bribes. She is married to US Congressman John Conyers (who had not commented as of yet).