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Rep. Conyers wife can't afford a Lawyer? Gets Public Defender

March 17, 2010 politisite 0

The National Law Journal reports that former Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, wife of House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., has been declared indigent by a federal judge. That means she gets a public defender in her attempt to appeal her three-year prison sentence on a bribery charge to which she pleaded guilty. [Conyers] says she can’t afford a lawyer…despite the fact that her husband — who is the second-longest […]