Jun 26 2009
OK, I do know which is the worser of two evils. Cheating politician spouses are not honorable our upstanding people, but their crime is against their partner – not the people they represent. That has been a recent blemish on the GOP.
But politicians who take bribes and send our hard earned tax dollars to their buddies to get rich off of – that is a very serious crime against this entire nation:
ity Council member Monica Conyers, the wife of a powerful Democratic congressman, was charged Friday in a bribery scandal, accused of accepting cash bribes in a filing that typically signals a plea deal has been struck.
Conyers was expected to appear at a court hearing Friday morning in Detroit, and was not immediately available for comment.
She is charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery for allegedly accepting two payments from a Synagro Technologies official in late 2007 in exchange for supporting a sludge contract with the Houston company.
The government says Conyers received envelopes containing cash on Nov. 20, 2007 in the parking lot of a Detroit community center and on Dec. 4 of that year in a McDonald’s parking lot.
The charge is outlined in a legal document called a “criminal information,” which only can be filed with the defendant’s consent and typically signals a plea deal.
Sludge recycling – how apt. How many liberal democrats have to be caught with cold hard cash in their grubby hands before this nation realizes we have a party of low-life crooks (since no one ever gets pushed out of the Democrat Party for stealing from the public).