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Rep. John Conyers’ Wife Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Monica Conyers was sentenced to just over three years in prison for accepting at least $69,000 in bribes she solicited from various parties, including Synagro, who bought her votes or other forms of advocacy. But Conyers isn’t happy with the lax sentence and now says she wants to withdraw her plea, but the judge won’t let her. So, she’s appealing.

While Mrs. Conyers will do time in the slammer, her husband–who reversed his positions on contracts in Detroit after she accepted the bribes and intervened on behalf of the bribers–isn’t touched by this scandal.
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Detroit (WWJ) -- A federal judge has denied ex-Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers' request to withdraw her guilty plea in a corruption case and sentenced her to three years and one month in prison. She will have to report to prison on July 1st.

As guards cleared the courtroom, Conyers yelled that she planned to appeal. She suggested she was the victim of "badgering" last summer when she acknowledged a conspiracy to take bribes for her support of a Houston company seeking a sludge contract

But U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn says her plea deal was voluntary.

Conyers, the wife of Democratic Detroit congressman John Conyers, quit her council seat after pleading guilty. John Conyers was not in the courtroom for the sentencing Wednesday.

Conyers will also serve two years probation after she's released from prison. She was not fined.

The government urged the judge to consider other alleged crimes Wednesday. In a sentencing memo presented to the judge, federal prosecutors asked that Conyers receive four or five years in prison. The conspiracy charge carried a maximum five years in prison.

In total, prosecutors allege Conyers was involved in several bribes totaling nearly $70,000 when she sat on City Council and the General Retirement System. Riddle's trial ended in a mistrial last month. He is scheduled to go on trial for a second time in July.

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Added: Mar-11-2010 
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