Feds: Keep Detroit's Monica Conyers Behind Bars

Published On: Nov 14 2011 08:54:59 AM EST
Updated On: Apr 18 2011 05:28:53 AM EDT
DETROIT -

Monica Conyers' plea to return home to Detroit from a federal prison in West Virginia is getting no sympathy from prosecutors.

In a response Monday, the U.S. attorney's office says it's too late for the former Detroit councilwoman to seek a new sentence.

Previous Story:Monica Conyers Wants To Come Home

Conyers began a 37-month prison sentence for corruption last fall.

The wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers is asking a federal judge to let her serve the balance of her punishment at home. Monica Conyers says she won't commit another crime and her son's sitter is leaving.

Monica Conyers took bribes while in office to support a sludge-recycling contract. In a separate matter, she's asking an appeals court to allow her to withdraw her guilty plea.

Comments

The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus