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July 16, 2009

"That Bitch is a Trip:" Fresh Allegations Paint Monica Conyers As, Well, Pretty Much What You Figured She Was


Monica Conyers' booking photo.

Shakedown artist.

[T]he name of Monica Conyers surfaces everywhere in the 27-page [indictment of her shakedown partner Samuel Riddle], which contends that the former city councilwoman played Bonnie to Riddle’s Clyde as they prowled Detroit, boldly shaking down businesspeople and stuffing their pockets and bank accounts with cash.

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“You’d better get my loot, that’s all I know,” Conyers is quoted as telling Riddle regarding a payment from a restaurant owner.

Riddle passed her $10,000 in that caper, the indictment says.

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Conyers first took office in January 2006. Just 15 month months later, according to the indictment, Conyers and Riddle began their extortion racket.

The indictment charges:

• Conyers conspired with Riddle to hit up the owner of a technology company for $20,000 to make Riddle a bogus “consultant.”

• Conyers and Riddle pressured a Detroit restaurant owner to pay Riddle $20,000 for another “consulting job” that didn’t exist.

• Conyers and Riddle received $25,000 from the owner of a strip club with an issue before the city council.

• Conyers and Riddle attempted to receive money in another faux “consulting contract” for Riddle, this time with a real estate developer.

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“This bitch is a trip,” Riddle told an owner of the technology company, explaining Conyers was eager to receive the owner’s final $5,000 payment.

“Work on the, uh, five thing,” Riddle advised, “so I can keep her chilled out and stuff.”

In a surprising bit of hard-hitting journalistic investigation, the Detroit Free Press actually manages to identify the political affiliation of her husband in the third-to-last paragraph. Monica Conyers' own affiliation is still something of a mystery.


Thanks to FromTheMaas.


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