Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Conyers' Ethics Problems

Check out the latest accusations leveled against our beloved Michigan Congressman, John Conyers.

From Jonathan E. Kaplan at The Hill via Right Wing News.

Two former aides to Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) have alleged that he repeatedly violated House ethics rules.

Deanna Maher, a former deputy chief of staff in Conyers’s Detroit office, and Sydney Rooks, a former legal counsel in the district office, provided evidence for the allegations by sharing numerous letters, memorandums and copies of e-mails, handwritten notes and expense reports with The Hill.

In letters sent separately by each woman to the House ethics committee, the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office, they allege that Conyers demanded that aides work on several local and state campaigns and forced them to baby-sit and chauffeur his children. They also charge that some aides illegally used Conyers’s congressional offices to enrich themselves.
More on John Conyers at Discover the Network, and still more on Monica Conyers, the Detroit City Council member that John's staff allegedly helped to get elected at government expense. I know the Monica news is a few months old but I doubt her stripes have changed that much since December.

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