With a hat tip to regular reader jwest in a previous article’s comments, we find the odd story of former Detroit city councilwoman Monica Conyers in the Detroit Free Press this week. I honestly thought this was a bogus story until I did a quick Google News search and the story seems to have more than sufficient bona fides to comment on.
The federal grand jury indictment might say “United States of America vs. Samuel L. Riddle Jr.”
But the name of Monica Conyers surfaces everywhere in the 27-page document, which contends that the former city councilwoman played Bonnie to Riddle’s Clyde as they prowled Detroit, boldly shaking down businesspeople and stuffing their pockets and bank accounts with cash.
Conyers wore the pants in this dysfunctional family.
“You’d better get my loot, that’s all I know,” Conyers is quoted as telling Riddle regarding a payment from a restaurant owner.
Riddle passed her $10,000 in that caper, the indictment says.
Conyers pleaded guilty last month to one count of bribery conspiracy in the $1.2 billion Synagro sludge-hauling deal. If even some of the new allegations are true, you don’t need a Harvard law degree to realize Conyers got a great deal.
Yes, for those of you not following the Cliff Notes, this is apparently the wife of Congressman John Conyers (D-MI)
(No, we do not play the famous game of “Guess the Party” here at TMV.)
There’s not much to say beyond what you read in the linked article. Congressman! What has your wife been up to? And are we going to start reading questions in the press about what you knew and when you knew it?