Monica Conyers Pleads Guilty
Conyers Facing Up To 5 Years In Prison
POSTED: Friday, June 26, 2009
UPDATED: 10:55 am EDT June 26, 2009
DETROIT -- Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers pleaded guilty Friday to accepting cash bribes in exchange for supporting a sludge contract with a Houston company.
Conyers, 44, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery for allegedly accepting two payments from a Synagro Technologies official in late 2007, including one in a McDonald's parking lot.
She entered her plea before Judge Avern Cohn at 10 a.m. with her attorney Steven Fishman.
Conyers was solemn in court, having to be asked three times by the judge to speak up.
Conyers is facing three to five years in prison and up to $200,000 in fines. No sentencing date has been set.