Former City Council President Monica Conyers’ request to change her guilty plea should not be allowed, says Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Gaedeke. Conyers attempted to change her plea while she was being sentenced, and the U.S. District Court judge on the case denied her request. Conyers is appealing the decision in the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Conyers, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, reported to a West Virginia prison after she was found guilty of corruption charges upon admitting to taking cash bribes of $6,000 in 2007. She said she pleaded guilty to the charges under pressure from her own lawyer, the government and the media.