DETROIT — Former Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers is relying on a court-appointed lawyer to pursue an appeal of her prison sentence for corruption.
That means the public will pick up the tab, even though Conyers' husband John is a Michigan congressman who's paid $174,000 a year.
Monica Conyers signed an affidavit declaring she can't afford a lawyer. Steve Fishman, the attorney who negotiated her guilty plea, says she has no money.
An appeal of her 37-month prison sentence has been assigned to Douglas Mullkoff of Ann Arbor. Conyers was sentenced last week for a bribery conspiracy.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Getting something for nothing is the psychological underpinning of the liberal mentality.
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