Theodore's World: Wife Of Democrat John Conyers, Monica Conyers Gets 3 Years in Prison

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March 11, 2010

Wife Of Democrat John Conyers, Monica Conyers Gets 3 Years in Prison

This was April 29, 2008 Monica Conyers debates school children

Former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers was just sentenced to 37 months in prison.....for her roll in the city hall scandal.. She is the wife of Far Left Representative John Conyers.

Monica Conyers Gets 3 Years in Prison


Below is a timeline of Conyers' sentencing in federal court by Judge Avern Cohn:

2:59 p.m.
Conyers has ten days to appeal the sentence. She will have to report to prison on July 1.

2:54 p.m.
Monica Conyers has just been sentenced to 37 months in prison. She also received 2 years of supervised probation. Just before sentencing, Conyers screamed "If they have their tapes, I have my tapes too. I taped Rayford, I taped Riddle. You'll be fair to me or I want to withdraw my plea."

She also yelled, "What about my children? They did nothing to cause this. All I did was try to help someone I fired."

2:45 p.m.
Monica Conyers tried to withdraw her guilty plea, saying she would not go to jail for something she did not do. Conyers claims that there are conversations on the wiretaps that might clear her.

"If I have to I'll go to jail for what I've done," Conyers said, "but I won't go for what I didn't do."

The judge agreed to not consider the conduct that would have escalated her sentencing to 46 to 57 months. If he leaves that out, the guidelines would be 30-37 months. She is talking with her attorneys right now about whether they should proceed with sentencing.

2:10 p.m.
If you thought the stress of the day's events may have softened Monica Conyers' notorious temper, you'd be wrong.

Minutes before she's sentenced by Judge Avern Cohn, Conyers was upset to see that friends and family members of hers were not being allowed inside the capacity courtroom. Conyers rushed over to two court security guards, urging them to let in two of her aunts and her minister.

"I gotta get my family members," Conyers said.

Eventually, the guards relented. At least 20 people--including friends, family and several member of the media--were turned away.

At just past 2:00 p.m., Conyers' attorney Steve Fishman entered the courtroom.

There has been no sighting of Conyers' husband, Representative John Conyers.

1:57 p.m.
Monica Conyers is inside the federal courthouse in downtown Detroit, awaiting sentencing from Judge Avern Cohn.

Conyers arrived at about 1:30 p.m. She was taken to a room next to Judge Cohn's courtroom. Dressed in all black and sporting some dark sunglasses, Conyers briefly emerged from the holding room and gestured to some family members in the front row to join her. She has not been seen since.

Seats filled up quickly, with Conyers family and friends, as well as a throng of media, taking up virtually all of the courtroom's eight benches. Many spectators were turned away. Even FBI Special Agent Bob Beeckman, who has led the government's years-long investigation into city hall corruption, had a difficult time finding a seat. At one point, he was seen sitting outside the courtroom.

1:46 p.m.
Judge Avern Cohn's chambers didn't open until 1:30 p.m., but that didn't stop at least a dozen people from lining benches outside the courtroom. Douglas Bechler of Grosse Pointe said he's in attendance to "support my government."

"I will be extremely disappointed if she doesn't get the absolute maximum sentence," Bechler said.

Other attendees would not identify themselves, or whether or not they were supporting Conyers.

"It's in God's hands," said one woman.

Ironically, U.S. Congressman John Conyers--the husband of Monica Conyers--has an office in the very same building where his wife will be sentenced today. A John Conyers staffer would not say whether or not the Congressman would be in attendance for today's hearing, or if he would be in his office.

1:22 p.m.
Conyers has arrived at the Federal Courthouse in a white Lincoln Town Car. Reports from the scene say she was turned away when tried to enter the side door and told to go in through the main entrance.


Wild Thing's comment.......


Conyers pleaded guilty to conspiracy last summer and admitted taking cash in exchange for supporting a $1.2 billion dollar contract with Houston-based Synagro Technologies.

Bribery, corruption, selling votes...I’m sure there’s lots of other crimes that “woman” has committed. She was paid (took a bribe) for a vote that passed a 1.2 billion dollar project.

She’s got 30 days to appeal, which I’m sure she will, kicking and screaming and blaming others.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 11, 2010 06:44 AM


John Conyers will either divorce her or use his influence to have her sentence commuted.

Posted by: BobF at March 11, 2010 10:01 AM

I see it very much like you do BobF, she's a hyphenated female, she'll likely get better treatment than Martha Stewart if she ever does go into lockup. I want to see hubby in there doing life amongst the general population as Bubba's girlie friend. Heaven would be him and Barney locked up in the same cell.

Posted by: Jack at March 11, 2010 11:06 AM

Who said the guilty won't be punished. 3 Years for what appears to be a felony? Sounds like Chicago Politice has long arms.

Posted by: Mark at March 11, 2010 02:24 PM

BobF., I was wondering if he might reduce her sentence somehow with his connections. But yes he might even divorce her.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 11, 2010 04:53 PM

Jack, LOL love how you put that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 11, 2010 04:55 PM

Mark, oh yesss Chicago, good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 11, 2010 04:56 PM