Conyers ruled indigent
Monica Conyers, that is.
Here is the story:
Judge declares Monica Conyers indigent
Doug Guthrie / The Detroit News
Detroit — Monica Conyers is indigent, according to a federal judge who has appointed a tax-funded public defender to help her appeal the three-year sentence she received last week for bribery conspiracy.
The former Detroit City Council president and wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Detroit, needs public assistance in her effort to overturn a deal she made to avoid trial on federal charges related to allegations of city contractor bribes.
The fact that her husband was paid more than $170,000 last year isn’t a consideration when calculating her ability to pay a lawyer. Federal law requires the determination of a defendant’s ability to hire a lawyer to be made without regard for the financial ability of the family.
From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100316/METRO/3160404/1409/rss36#ixzz0iMURrI9h
“My husband is an older man, and my son is 14, and I have done everything this court asked me to do,” she said. “You asked me to quit my job. I did. You asked me to stay off television. I did. … You asked me to see a psychologist. I did.”
What is the expression? Hell hath no fury like an older man scorned?