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Detroit Public Corruption Case: Ex-Aide Calls Cong. Conyer’s Wife “Crazy” And Possibly “Beyond Medication”

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

In Detroit–  an economically ailing city where routine services are stretched thin, and jobs, like a Detroit Lions victory, are tough to come by —  citizens are witnessing another sad chapter in federal court involving public corruption.

This times it’s the very talkative and controversial political consultant Sam Riddle,  whose trial began Monday. He is alleged to have had a corrupt partnership with his former boss, convicted ex-Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, the wife of Congressman John Conyers, chair of the House Judiciary.

But with the sad corruption charges has come some entertainment.

In court, prosecutors played wiretapped conversations in which Riddle describes Monica Conyers as “crazy” and possibly “beyond medication”, according to the Detroit News.

“We’re not dealing with a normal person situation here,” Riddle told a business person.

Conyers has pleaded guilty to five  bribery charges and awaits sentencing March 10. Riddle is charged with extortion-related crimes stemming from his time as a top aide to Monica Conyers.

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