Cynical Synapse

Thu, 11 Mar 2010

Who’s Worse, Conyers or Kilpatrick?

Filed under: Congress, Detroit, Government, Justice, Kwamegate, Legal, Politics — cynicalsynapse @ 12:04 am

Monica Conyers

In court for sentencing on her nearly year-old guilty plea on bribery charges, Monica Conyers, a former Detroit City Council member and President Pro Tem, was as flamboyant in court today as you’d expect from her. She, once again, embarrassed the metro region. 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.”

Fair, or not, Monica Conyers was sentenced to 37 months. The court didn’t care that she tried to withdraw her guilty plea as she said, “”If I have to I’ll go to jail for what I’ve done, but I won’t go for what I didn’t do.”

So, she obviously has no contrition for the damage she’s done to Detroit’s reputation, let alone that of southeast Michigan. In fact, Conyers said, “I’m walking out the front door and I’m appealing this case because he didn’t have no right to do that.” Only one problem: in her plea deal, she agreed to waive the right to appeal.

John and Monica Conyers

Meanwhile, US Representative John Conyers (D-Detroit), Monica’s husband, has been silent on the case, his only comments being he would not comment. But Rep. Conyers is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which oversees federal penitentiaries. And, he may be complicit in his wife’s dealings, despite his claim he had no knowledge of his wife’s coercive behavior.

Monica Conyers is out and she needs to stay out of political office. Voters need to not return Rep. John Conyers to office when he’s up for re-election in 2011.

Not to be outdone by Conyers, former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is in the news for failing to make his restitution payments to the city of Detroit. His lawyers maintain he doesn’t have the money, but his new spokesman, Mike Paul, said prosecutors are “piling on a former mayor who’s down and out.” Paul is president of president of MGP & Associates on Fifth Avenue in New York, which specializes in crisis management. His former clients include Aretha Franklin, Muhammad Ali, and Goldman Sachs.

Beyond claiming he’s unable to pay his restitution—a claim with little sympathy, considering Kilpatrick’s lifestyle in Texas, there are questions about his involvement in a variety of lawsuits. And, if anyone thinks Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick is innocent in the Synagro and related affairs, they’ve got another thing coming.

So, yeah. Kwame and Monica have lost their political seats. Will Detroit’s voters have the moral fortitude to dump John Conyers and Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick?

Previously on Monica Conyers:

Previously on Kwame Kilpatrick:


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    Comment by The Great Satan — Thu, 11 Mar 2010 @ 10:57 pm

    • Thanks for stopping by. Kwame, Monica, and her gang, definitely made matters in Detroit a whole lot worse.

      Comment by Cynical Synapse — Sun, 14 Mar 2010 @ 10:58 am

      • AFSCME – is behing this corruption. Albert Garret and Larry Roehrig> Its time for the feeds to take them down

        Comment by The Great Satan — Sun, 14 Mar 2010 @ 12:01 pm

  2. Is there a choice C. for both?

    Comment by mattaabb — Thu, 13 Jan 2011 @ 1:12 pm

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