#1 Does anyone know where that story about Monica Conyers07-09-2008, 12:45 AMmidnight (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-08-08 11:25 PM
Does anyone know where that story about Monica Conyers
]being investigated by the feds can be found?
Bribe probe ensnarls Conyers
Feds: Surveillance evidence suggests councilwoman took money tied to waste pact
DETROIT -- Federal investigators have electronic surveillance evidence that allegedly links Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers with receiving a payment or payments in connection with a city-approved sludge contract, two people familiar with the investigation said.
Conyers -- who changed her position from speaking in opposition to the sludge contract to voting in favor of it -- and at least one other council member are under FBI investigation in connection with possible bribes related to the $47 million contract with Synagro Technologies Inc. of Houston, one of the people familiar with the investigation said Friday. Bribes allegedly paid to people connected with the city but not members of the City Council also are under investigation, one person said.
DETROIT, July 5 (UPI) -- Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers has been tied by federal investigators to a growing corruption scandal in the city, two sources say.
Two unidentified individuals close to the investigation said federal officials have electronic surveillance of Conyers allegedly receiving money in relation to a controversial city-approved sludge contract, The Detroit News reported Saturday.
During the city council's review of the contract, Conyers went from opposing the proposal to supporting it.
At least one member of the council is already under investigation for allegedly taking bribes in relation to the $47 million contract awarded to Synargo Technologies, Inc.
"I'm not feeling well right now," Conyers told the News. "When I get back to work, I'll get back to work."
Federal Probe Widens in the Sludge Scandal
According to the Detroit News, Detroit Councilwoman Monica Conyers is being targeted by the feds.
The News reports federal agents have surveillance allegedly showing Conyers receiving a payment or payments in connection with the city-approved sludge contract.
The News says Conyers and one other city council member are under FBI investigation in connection with possible bribes related to the $47-million contract with Synagro
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