wife of powerful Democratic congressman John Conyers,
resigned from the Detroit city council Monday after admitting she took cash bribes in exchange for her vote on a city contract.
Monday, June 29, 2009
DETROIT -- Detroit city councilwoman Monica Conyers has resigned from office after admitting she took cash bribes from a Houston-based company in exchange for her vote on a lucrative city contract.
Conyers, the wife of powerful Democratic congressman John Conyers, submitted her letter of resignation to the city clerk's office Monday. Her resignation takes effect July 6.
The 44-year-old Conyers admitted she took money from Synagro Technologies in 2007 in exchange for her vote on a city sludge contract. Prosecutors said John Conyers knew nothing of his wife's wrongdoing.
Monica Conyers faces up to five years in prison at her sentencing. She did not immediately respond to a phone message Monday seeking comment.