Tentative deal made in Monica Conyers civil lawsuit

Published On: Nov 14 2011 04:08:57 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 14 2011 10:37:32 AM EST

Monica Conyers Mugshot

Local 4 has learned a tentative settlement has been reached in a civil lawsuit that involves former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers.
Conyers was brought back to Detroit from "Camp Cupcake" federal prison where she is serving her 3 year sentence in a bribery case.
She is accused of forcing the firing of Theodis Collins in his job as a counselor at Mariners Inn after he filed recall papers against Conyers in April of 2009.
Mariners Inn was up for a grant from the city and Conyers allegedly used that as leverage.
The settlement is contingent on the Detroit City Council approving a payout of $75,000.
Mariners Inn is also paying an undisclosed amount.

If the council votes down the city share, the case would go to trial in federal court in Detroit.

U.S. Marshals say Conyers could be moved back to West Virginia within a few weeks.


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