Do you remember Rep. John Conyers’ wife Monica?
She’s the Detroit City Council President Pro Tem who threatened to shoot someone, threatened to have someone beaten up, and most famously called a balding city council member, “Shrek.” (Video HERE)
Rep John Conyers and his wife Monica (Debbie Schlussel)
Well, Rep. John Conyer’s wife Monica Conyers is now implicated in a Detroit bribery case and the FBI says they have “electronic surveillance evidence” that links her to the crime.
Mrs. Conyers has not been to work since the news broke.
Detroit News reported:
Federal investigators have electronic surveillance evidence that allegedly links Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers with receiving a payment or payments in connection with a city-approved sludge contract, two people familiar with the investigation said.
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Conyers– who changed her position from speaking in opposition to the sludge contract to voting in favor of it — and at least one other council member are under FBI investigation in connection with possible bribes related to the $47 million contract with Synagro Technologies Inc. of Houston, one of the people familiar with the investigation said Friday. Bribes allegedly paid to people connected with the city but not members of the City Council also are under investigation, one person said.
Steve Fishman, a prominent Detroit criminal attorney representing Conyers, said any allegations against Conyers should be viewed with skepticism.
…Conyers, the spouse of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, has been absent from City Council meetings since news of the scandal broke June 28. She declined comment Friday.
“I’m not feeling well right now,” she said in a brief telephone interview. “When I get back to work, I’ll get back to work.”