Skip to comments.Ex-Conyers aide who skipped fraud sentencing arrested in Africa
Posted on 01/03/2006 5:28:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge
DETROIT (AP) - A former aide to U.S. Rep. John Conyers has been arrested in Africa after skipping his sentencing on a federal fraud conviction, federal authorities said.
DeWayne Boyd, 49, formerly of Detroit, was arrested Friday in Accra, Ghana, said Daniel D. Roberts, special agent in charge of the FBI's Detroit Field Office. Boyd is a former aide to Willie Brown when he was the speaker of the California Assembly.
Boyd was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear at the April sentencing hearing on convictions of mail fraud, making false declarations under oath, making false statements to investigators, bankruptcy fraud and theft of government property.
The government said Boyd stole about $162,000 from four vendors and sponsors of a 1999 conference in New Orleans for black farmers. One sponsor was the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which gave $50,000 for the conference.
Boyd was convicted on Dec. 15, 2004. He was expected to be sentenced to 30 to 46 months in prison.
When Boyd failed to appear at his sentencing, U.S. District Judge Robert H. Cleland in Detroit issued the arrest warrant and canceled his $15,000 personal bond.
He was arrested by FBI agents and Accra police and escorted back to the United States, where he was being held by the U.S. Marshal Service, the FBI said. He appeared in U.S. District Court in New York on Tuesday and will be returned to Michigan for sentencing.
Boyd's attorney, Martin E. Crandall, said he had not talked to his client and had no immediate comment.
Boyd created and was president of the National Organization of Black Farmers in 1997, when he was an aide to Brown, according to court documents. He was the only signer on its bank account, and the now-defunct organization essentially existed to put on annual conferences, he said in court papers.
Boyd was fired from the office of Conyers, D-Mich., in 2002.
Hey John, I got your culture of corruption right here.
You're kidding, right? I'm gonna have to check out the middle of the cooking section in both the Detroit News and Free Press for the next month to see if this is reported on.......
DeWayne Boyd, (Democrat) 49, formerly of Detroit, was arrested Friday in Accra, Ghana... former aide to Willie Brown (Democrat) when he was the speaker of the California Assembly.
Better still. The R would never have been omitted.
Ex-Conyers aide skips fraud sentencing, now a wanted man
ap ^ | 4-13-05
Posted on 04/13/2005 9:34:59 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan
Is there an honest democrat or aid left in the entire country?
aid s/b aide.
Zell Miller is the only one I can think of
Good catch. I should have said still working in Congress. And then they have the nerve to talk about Republican corruption? Please. They don't pass the smell test for honesty.
First Conyers' wife gets arrested for a barroom brawl and now an ex-aide. I think we need to have hearings to see what John Conyers knew and when did he know it.
"Better still. The R would never have been omitted."
Not by the AP (agenda Press) for sure. Do they know how transparent they are? Sure they do. Do they give a damn? No, not until they are made to pay a price.
Maybe Leiberman. It gets pretty thin after that.
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