WXYZ.com in Detroit reports that Monica Conyers, the wife of Congressman John Conyers, was just sentenced to 3 years in prison for her role in a bribery scandal:
Just moments ago in federal court, former Detroit City Council President Monica Conyers was sentenced to 37 months in prison for her roll in the city hall scandal.
A team of Action News reporters are at the courthouse. They will be providing immediate reaction to the sentence.
WXYZ.com has been live blogging the sentencing and reported that Conyers threw a fit in court:
Just before sentencing, Conyers screamed “If they have their tapes, I have my tapes too. I taped Rayford, I taped Riddle. You’ll be fair to me or I want to withdraw my plea.”
She also yelled, “What about my children? They did nothing to cause this. All I did was try to help someone I fired.”
Conyers has 10 days to appeal her sentence. She also must report to prison on July 1st.
Update: Be sure to stop by The Blog Prof. He’s got much, much more on the nightmare called Monica Conyers.