Conyers’s wife cops plea to federal bribery charges — as Conyers drops probe of ACORN

posted at 6:25 pm on June 26, 2009 by Allahpundit

You’ll remember Mrs. C as the nice lady whose juvenile nastiness to her colleagues was so appalling, it earned a public rebuke from a 12-year-old. As it happens, she’s a crook, too.

But a crook with a very influential husband.

Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers pleaded guilty this morning to conspiring to commit bribery and is free on personal bond.

U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn said, “The defendant now stands convicted.”

The one count of conspiring to commit bribery is punishable for up to five years in prison…

Goodman, who represented the City Council in its fight to oust ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, said the city charter requires a council member to step down “the minute he or she is convicted of a felony. In federal court, that process is complete at the sentencing.”

No resignation letter has been submitted by Conyers to Detroit City Council as of this morning, according to the council clerk’s office, Council President Ken Cockrel Jr.’s office, and council’s legal office.

Travel back in time now to March 20th of this year, when John Conyers shocked the world by declaring at a committee hearing that it was time to investigate charges that Team Obama had slipped ACORN a list of its donors to be hit up for donations. I was bowled over; if you read the story, so were you. Why would a hard-left liberal Democrat threaten to make trouble for the guy who’s, er … in charge of the people who are prosecuting his wife?

You’ll be glad to know that, as of this morning, on the very day his wife’s copped a plea to federal charges, he’s no longer threatening to make trouble. Evidently the “powers that be” oppose it. Ace reads between the lines and figures this means Mrs. C’s sentence will be no longer than three months. I’d guess 60 days. Exit question: Think Barry appreciates Conyers’s ability to play hardball “the Chicago way”?


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She’ll walk. She’s a Democrat, after all. They aren’t accountable for their actions.

Del Dolemonte on June 26, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Our Detroit area representatives are as corrupt as those slimeballs from LA that get caught with cash in their freezer. Shameless and shameful.

karenhasfreedom on June 26, 2009 at 6:29 PM

I’m sure Rep. Conyers never noticed any of that extra money coming in, nope nosiree.

Techie on June 26, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Corruption is what is is, and Conyers is synonymous with corruption. Will anything be done about him though, even though he couldn’t identify corruption happening within his own household, yet he’s charged with rooting it out in the federal government sphere?

Probably not. He’s zerobamas buddy, and better yet, he’s black, therefore immune.

Spiritk9 on June 26, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Dirty rotten crooked bastards. The lot of them. Read about this earlier.

This really needs to be exposed..crap like this should be on the front page of every major newspaper….but of course it won’t be.

BigWyo on June 26, 2009 at 6:30 PM

When will the Blacks ever get it. It’s the black leadership thats against them not the whites!!!!

Rick007 on June 26, 2009 at 6:31 PM

The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree…isn’t that the old saying?

Conyers is corrupt…and paid for.

If you want to see a key reason why Detroit has become a collapsing Third World city….just look to Conyers (Mr. and Mrs.) and the crowd with whom they hang.

Might want to also look to Detroit (and Michigan) to see exactly where statists policies will lead, and soon.

coldwarrior on June 26, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Our Detroit area representatives are as corrupt as those slimeballs from LA that get caught with cash in their freezer. Shameless and shameful.

karenhasfreedom on June 26, 2009 at 6:29 PM

Careful, there, Karen. In Los Angeles, CA, the crooks have their cash up their noses.

sondiehl on June 26, 2009 at 6:32 PM

I’m sure she’s a real nice lady. Like to have her over for tea. We could chat about how to put the screws to your political enemies, how to skate after pleading guilty to a federal crime, how to leverage your political position…

johnnybgood on June 26, 2009 at 6:34 PM

As my liberal friends when yet another Democrat is involved in some shenanigans… HALLIBURTON! SECRET OIL MEETING!

They don’t care… they just want their “free” health care.

mankai on June 26, 2009 at 6:35 PM

Beck was all over this tonight.

RightWinged on June 26, 2009 at 6:36 PM

Thank goodness they are Democrats. If they had been Republicans, then it would have been illegal.

VaGal on June 26, 2009 at 6:38 PM

As my liberal friends when yet another Democrat is involved in some shenanigans… HALLIBURTON! SECRET OIL MEETING!

They don’t care… they just want their “free” health care.

mankai on June 26, 2009 at 6:35 PM

Wanna have some fun with your Leftist friends? Tell them the story about how (Democrat) Lyndon Johnson was in bed with Halliburton for decades. And how (Democrat) Bill Clinton gave Halliburton no-bid work when he invaded Kosovo without asking the UN for permission.

Del Dolemonte on June 26, 2009 at 6:41 PM

Isn’t Kwame planning on running again at some point?

a capella on June 26, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Glad that vile woman is out of politics. She’ll walk of course. But still a felon…. one can hope.

Hog Wild on June 26, 2009 at 6:42 PM

One bright spot. She can never vote for anything…ever…again….

There’s 25 votes Obama will be missing next time around.

Felons still can’t vote….right???

BigWyo on June 26, 2009 at 6:44 PM

Thugocracy in action.

Rode Werk on June 26, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Funny watching all the blind sheep in this country who actually believe our government is any better than Iran. Give it time. Right now the Iranian citizens have more balls than us. Will American citizens ever decide they’ve had enough, and if and when they do, does anyone believe Obama’s response will be any different than the Mullah’s?

Stock up on ammo now, while you still have the chance, or be left having to hurl rocks like the Iranians.

Gregor on June 26, 2009 at 6:48 PM

What? You thought a black man was going to investigate the orgainization that elected Obama. I don’t think so.

afotia on June 26, 2009 at 6:49 PM

I have lived in Metro Detroit for the past twenty years. This is operations as usual for our corrupt Third World city. We visit the city as little as possible. My Carry License is coming in the mail soon; we’re prepping for the coming anarchy locally.

Other than that, it’s a beautiful, sunny summer day here. Go Tigers!

WizenedOne on June 26, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Can someone please name an African-American politician who is NOT corrupt?

maryo on June 26, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Can someone please name an African-American politician who is NOT corrupt?

maryo on June 26, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Alan Keyes?

Wait. Bill Clinton?

He’s black, right? He’s pretty clean, isn’t he?

Gregor on June 26, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Del Dolemonte on June 26, 2009 at 6:41 PM

Heh… thanks!

mankai on June 26, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Shameful. Sickening. The Conyers family is a living hallmark of political corruption, and a prime example of most of the politicians that come out of Michigan. John Conyers is also the idiotic liberal that published something about the “high crimes” of President Bush, not long enough ago. Both of them need to be impeached and imprisoned, for a long time.

Virus-X on June 26, 2009 at 7:09 PM

Felons can vote in many states. Unfortunately. And run for office too. (see: Chicago)

bradley11 on June 26, 2009 at 7:34 PM

To bad we don’t have independent inspector generals . . .

- The Cat

MirCat on June 26, 2009 at 7:35 PM

The best politicians money can buy, evah!!!!

DL13 on June 26, 2009 at 7:38 PM

When will the IRS step in to prosecute her for tax fraud – surely noone believes that Madam Conyers declared the bribe as income?!?

AndAwayWeGo on June 26, 2009 at 7:40 PM

She’s just a victim of the racist white power structure!!!

she’s a freedom fighter!!

and you’d be amazed at the number of people who would buy it, hook, line, and sinker!

right4life on June 26, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Stand by for house arrest and an ankle bracelet… NOthing more to see here… Move along…

Khun Joe on June 26, 2009 at 7:51 PM

I’d missed the story about the young lady schooling Mrs Conyers on her behavior. That girl has B*LLS! (I mean that in the most complimentary way)

bikermailman on June 26, 2009 at 7:52 PM

DEMOCRATS = SOCIALISTS = CORRUPTION.

HondaV65 on June 26, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Sixty days seems about right for a felony conviction. I say we take one of those polls Democrats are so fond of. Can we poll some prison inmates?

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2009 at 7:55 PM

In answer to the exit question: yes! I think Barry and Conyers are having cocktails and polite conversation right now as the sheep sleep. Who let the wolves in anyway?

Driefromseattle on June 26, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Just watched the vid of MS. Bell rebuking Conyers. MS Bell has my vote for any office she might want to run for when she comes of age. What an extraordinary and RARE young woman!! I hope she didn’t pay for her outspokenness at school. Way to go Keirra!

Driefromseattle on June 26, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Why is anyone surprised or shocked.The whole Democratic Party is one big mafia style corruption incorporated. Black Democrats seem the MOST corrupt. That isn’t surprising considering the population as a whole.

Jeff from WI on June 26, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Let’s see, she accepted a $40,000 bribe from a pawn shop owner to vote against legislation to regulate the pawnshops in Detroit. She accepted a bribe from a company in Houston..etc..yep, just the qualifications to be a member of the Detroit city council. When you combine them with the Detroit School Board, who used to be chauffeured to their meetings and took kick backs from all the companies doing business with the school board, a mayor who commits perjury in a multimillion dollar lawsuit that was the result of firing two of his security detail that reported a stripper and sex at a party at the mayor’s mansion when the mrs was out of town and sent sex text messages to his mistress and then lied about his finances so he would only have to pay $5000 a month in repayment of the million dollars….it’s a good thing they are Democrats…Republicans could never get all of that straight and show up for council meetings too!

flytier on June 26, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Lefty Thuggery on Parade!!

Me thinks,Rahm and Obama will have Conyers up to the
White House,and after Michelle OMama Obama serves a
‘new batch of Kool-Aid’,and in appreciation of the
‘Chicago way’,

the Conyers dynamic crook duo,will spend a free
night in the Lincoln Bedroom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on June 26, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Just shuckin’ and jivin’. If Conyers hadn’t gotten a job in government, he’d be doing 8-10 years for dealing crack and she’d be another welfare HO stealing food stamps.

Jeff from WI on June 26, 2009 at 8:23 PM

BTW,in light of the trillions upon trillions that
Team Hopey has ripped from the American taxpayers!

Wouldn’t it be been much cheaper,for Team Obama
to rent out the Lincoln bedroom,much like what
Team Clinton did!! (Sarc).

canopfor on June 26, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Hope and Change is actually a code for Liberals!!

Lets dissect! Hope and Change only pretains to Leftys!

It really means, all Leftys are looking the other way!

But,if the Lefty gets caught in the act of Hope and Change,

then it becomes,

CRIME and PUNISHMENT!!!!!!

canopfor on June 26, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Just look at him.You can picture him 30 years ago with a mask holding up a 7-11.

Jeff from WI on June 26, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Diamondback, Timber, Sidewider. All the same critter.

Limerick on June 26, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Diamondback, Timber, Sidewider. All the same critter.

Limerick on June 26, 2009 at 8:41 PM

I was thinking more of a cock roach.

Jeff from WI on June 26, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Conyers starts political career singing De Camptown Ladies and becoming the Sheriff of Rock Ridge.

Jeff from WI on June 26, 2009 at 9:03 PM

I think we were pretty strong in our convictions, feelings, opinions, and thoughts, on Mr.Sanders indiscretions. Why is it, with all this deciet, and corruption going on within the Democratic party, their spouses, etc…can’t Democrats step up to the plate, and admit this is wrong. Stand on a principle for Gods sake, instead of always pandering to the group, just to be popular, or stay with the “in” crowd?

When do you grow up, and leave the high school b.s. behind, and be a good ward of your district, a stand up person, in your leadership capacity, and do the right thing first, before worrying about who will be your friend tomorrow? Maybe some out there, are just waiting for someone else to take the lead? Make this, YOUR moment. Because at the end of the day, your constituents put you on office. Not your colleagues in Washington.

capejasmine on June 26, 2009 at 9:14 PM

The powers that be–Culture of Corruption. Democrats, Obama, Conyers, their cronies and spouses.

BottomLine5 on June 26, 2009 at 9:37 PM

This story will get sept under the rug by the communist media, you know Obambus Propaganda Dept

bluegrass on June 26, 2009 at 10:02 PM

I guess she can call her cellmate “Shrek” now. Stupid b**ch.

NathanG on June 27, 2009 at 12:14 AM

Here it is, Holder’s rendition of Justice: “with Obama’s command, the law is what we say it is.”

Lourdes on June 27, 2009 at 12:23 AM

Holder AND Obama are both cowards.

Lourdes on June 27, 2009 at 12:23 AM

I think we were pretty strong in our convictions, feelings, opinions, and thoughts, on Mr.Sanders indiscretions. Why is it, with all this deciet, and corruption going on within the Democratic party, their spouses, etc…can’t Democrats step up to the plate, and admit this is wrong. Stand on a principle for Gods sake, instead of always pandering to the group, just to be popular, or stay with the “in” crowd?

BECAUSE, in THEIR perceptions, life in political office and out of it (still, politics) is defined and ruled by “community” NOT by ethics or that “rule of law” Obama so enjoys bragging about but does not respect or even understand, based upon his behaviors in office (and prior to that).

It’s all about this nodding ‘understanding’ that you don’t speak outside “the community” and “the community” exists in a private strata whereby there’s never accountability, there is just the handshake and the nodded version simulating that group hug to imitate Grandma.

Reading some criticism recently on some comments on a news site about Michelle Obama, there continued to be this truly nasty and obvious person of bad character and usery-psychology who was continually maligning anyone who had criticism of Michelle Obama (appropriate criticism, nearly all of it, with a few attempts at badcomedy here and there) by decrying anyone (anyone “else”, that means, “outside the community”) by typing over and over, “why do you think you know what’s best for the black family?” (with “black family” used as a noun in reference to the Family Group IN GENERAL Which Is Comprised of All-Negroid DNA), not in isolated reference to only Michelle, husband and children).

So the racism FROM some Black Racists continues and they are nearly all and any Democrats, same as other racists of the real kind, as to when that term is appropriately applied.

When they’re outed for having committed crimes (actual crimes, violating laws), they are NEVER concluded to be guilty of doing so and they are ALWAYS defended by way of the accusers (even the laws) of being ‘racist’ and “rules for White people” and such. They ALWAYS make these private arrangements whereby no one is held accountable, everyone’s a victim when they need to be, and it’s always someone else’s fault.

I’ve seen it, I’ve heard it, I’ve read it over and over and over again from mostly Blacks (and many Hispanics in the same contexts) and that is that they’ll arrange among themselves who is to be sheltered while no one’s held accountable and it’s always The White Man who is blamed.

I don’t see any difference between this thing called “the black family,” by the way, from any human family group, but that’s me. A family is a family and if it’s “black” then, what, it’s a group of non-human beings to those who make that distinguishing specialization among themselves? I don’t track that…they have ~special~ definitions of themsevlves, no doubt about it, that they also exclude other races from.

Lourdes on June 27, 2009 at 12:35 AM

DEMOCRATS = SOCIALISTS = CORRUPTION.

HondaV65 on June 26, 2009 at 7:53 PM

DEMOCRATS = SOCIALISTS = CORRUPTION = CULTISM = DEFILEMENT OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION.

Lourdes on June 27, 2009 at 12:39 AM

“Wherever Democrats govern, poverty abounds.”

Lourdes on June 27, 2009 at 12:40 AM

She’ll pay a 10,000 fine and do community service.Democrats DO NOT do jail time.She is black and a woman,so she is virtually untouchable.

pistolpetestoys on June 27, 2009 at 1:23 AM

I wasn’t and am not holding my breath on any of these ACORN investigations. They will all go nowhere, though they may be willing to throw a few sacrifices into the pyre to please Sorta God.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 27, 2009 at 1:47 AM

Uh, by that I mean to give the MSM and other supporters the ability to say, “See…the PTB did do something about the few corrupt ACORN members out there…now shut up, Fascist!”

That would help Sorta God.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 27, 2009 at 1:49 AM

I think you folks have this one wrong-she’ll be going away for awhile. She was convicted of a five year felony-sentencing guidelines call for 30-37 months. Believe it or not, folks in Detroit are getting fed up with the corruption and the heat is on. She is arrogant and despised
by most all and my guess is even John Conyers will be glad to be rid of her.

Goodale on June 27, 2009 at 1:49 AM

We the People are VERY, VERY angry!! We ALL know the true cost of your vote!! We ARE coming for ALL of you!! YOU WORK FOR US!! You voted for a massive 1,300 page bill that YOU NEVER READ!! You voted the largest tax hike EVER!! You voted for the largest expansion of government EVER!! The 1,300 page bill, that you never read, puts government in control of an additional(at best), 20% of this country’s economy!! You will NOT be given another chance!! We will ALL put our last, thin, tax weakened dollars into the campaigns of YOUR opponents!! It matters NOT to us whether there is an R or a D after their name!! It matters NOT to us which part of this great country you run in, because we are ALL in the United States of America!! We will boycott any product, service or business that run their ads with media/news outlets that are not doing the job of investigative reporting. We will close, transfer or cash out financial accounts of all kinds, we’ll shift investments and roll over retirement accounts, IRA’s, 401k’s, ect., all in an effort to keep our money from finding its way into YOUR campaign via their contribution! You may allow your “leader” to decide your vote, BUT We The People decide our own!!

Every day I wake up and tell myself that this Administration, this Congress, this Senate and the sate run media can not possibly get any worse, until they do. Every night I fall asleep aware of the real fear I have for my children and the country we will leave them, but find comfort in knowing millions and millions of others also feel that fear, but ,like me, they also feel rising intensity of the spirit that will lead us through, what we know in our hearts comes.

Where do I sign up for the Revolution? I’m Ready.

stacy on June 27, 2009 at 5:17 AM

When she’s at trial, if she can get a mostly black jury, she’ll probably walk. You could shoot a two year old in broad daylight in front of 100 people with a TV camera, and if you’re a black race baiting politician you’ll get acquitted.
Those people don’t care.

Jeff from WI on June 27, 2009 at 7:18 AM

How do you spell SLIME

easyone on June 27, 2009 at 8:55 AM

The ACORN never falls far from the tree and ACORN ‘hopes that changing its name will make people forget what it really does and what its goals really are.

COI is a calculated change of name. But take the name and consider its true meaning. Coy: 1 pretending (emphasis on pretending) to be shy, and pretending implies the opposite thus COI is cunning. 2. Colorful Fish of the carp family.

This is too coincidental not to have been carefully thought out by the marketing folk.

COI = A bold and cunning shark in coi scales.

MSGTAS on June 27, 2009 at 10:36 AM

The USA is dying, we’ve reached the point where open obvious corruption takes place in broad daylight and nothing is done about it by the institutions that traditionally are entrusted to bring attention to and expose these serious flaws which are fatal to any republic.

cjk on June 27, 2009 at 3:03 PM

The USA is dying, we’ve reached the point where open obvious corruption takes place in broad daylight and nothing is done about it by the institutions that traditionally are entrusted to bring attention to and expose these serious flaws which are fatal to any republic

Sad, but all-too-true.

Our only chance of recovering from the damage done by our lifetime-in-office political class is a return to Federalism – unlikely – or the secession of states which still adhere to Federalist values.

guntotinglibertarian on June 27, 2009 at 4:07 PM

The USA is dying, we’ve reached the point where open obvious corruption takes place in broad daylight and nothing is done about it by the institutions that traditionally are entrusted to bring attention to and expose these serious flaws which are fatal to any republic.

cjk on June 27, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Actually it’s already DEAD. We’ve reached the tipping point where the stupidity that’s supported in this country by those voting Democrat will never be changed. Unless there’s a REAL revolution, this nation has no pulse.

Jeff from WI on June 27, 2009 at 5:54 PM

How do you tell when a black politician is corrupt?

He’s breathing.

Jeff from WI on June 27, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Come to think about it, that’s how you tell if a white or Hispanic one is too.

Jeff from WI on June 27, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Just wait until the Reparations Bill goes to the House this summer…3,000 pages, unread by anyone but voted upon blind and in a rush…because they have been “entitled” for generations and ACORN registered them to vote six times each.

old trooper2 on June 28, 2009 at 5:42 PM