Ex-Councilwoman Monica Conyers Completes Probation
DETROIT (AP/WWJ) – A federal judge has signed an order ending the probation for ex-Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers, who was imprisoned in a municipal corruption case.
The wife of Democratic U.S. Rep. John Conyers, she pleaded guilty in 2009 to conspiracy to commit bribery in 2009 and was sentenced to three years, one month in prison.
U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn signed an order Wednesday terminating her probation.
Monica Conyers admitted taking bribes from Houston-based Synagro Technologies in exchange for her vote on a $47 million sludge hauling contract.
She entered prison in 2010 after pleading guilty in 2009 to taking bribes while on the Detroit council. She was released in late December, 2012, after serving 27 months at Alderson Federal Prison Camp, often referred to as “Camp Cupcake.”
A month later she was released to a Detroit halfway house, taking a job with an auto body shop where here manager told WWJ Newsradio 950 she was working hard and humble in her role, filling out paperwork and answering phones.
The Detroit News reported she’s been working at Neighborhood Legal Services since last October.
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