Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Trouble Continues in Motown: John Conyers defends switching position on toxic wells

John Conyers defends switching position on toxic wells

U.S. Rep. John Conyers today denied allegations of impropriety in the wake of his wife's admission that she accepted bribes in exchange for vote on a key contract while she was on the Detroit City Council.

Conyers' wife, Monica, pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges last week. She was also implicated in another potential bribery case involving a controversial deep injection well near Romulus. John Conyers later appeared to change his position on the same well.

"In the context of the Congressman's representational duties to his constituents, including the Detroit pension board, he determined that this was something the EPA should reconsider," his spokeswoman Karen Morgan said in a statement.

What did interim U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg have to say?

Interim U.S. Attorney Terrence Berg said Friday that Rep. Conyers, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, is not under investigation, and prosecutors have no evidence linking him to any crimes allegedly committed by his wife.

It seems Mr. Berg is feeling a little heat on how long it took the prosecution?

All it would take is a whistleblower FBI agent to put the screws to Conyers.

A wife and husband team knows what the other is doing. And betcha there are recordings to that fact.

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