Judge Denies Conyers’ Request To Leave Prison

DETROIT (WWJ) – Former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers has been denied her request to finish her prison sentence at home.

In a one page ruling issued Thursday, Federal District Court Judge Avern Cohn denied Conyers’ request to finish her 37 month prison sentence at home, citing  the court lacks jurisdiction to modify a defendant’s sentence.

Conyers pleaded guilty in 2009 to taking a bribe for her vote on a billion dollar sludge hauling contract.

She is still contesting the plea and its under consideration by the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In trying to justify her request to serve her prison time at home, Conyers said the court failed to consider her age, education, vocational skill, employment record and family ties.

She will remain at a federal prison in West Virgina for the duration of her sentence.

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  1. Rebel says:

    She is getting what she deserves. Conyers said the court failed to consider among other things her “employment record” – Let me see – she takes a bribe of thousands of dollar as an employee of the city counci and she is sounding like she does not consider that part of her record. Sorry – That does not fly with me – glad the judge refused her request.

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