Skip to comments.Conyers Aides Say He Used Them as Servants
Posted on 03/03/2006 9:21:14 PM PST by LdSentinal
Three former aides to U.S. Rep. John Conyers say the lawmaker used them as baby sitters and personal servants while they were supposed to be working in his Michigan offices.
The aides said that Conyers had them tutor and care for his two sons; help his wife, now-City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, with law studies; and drive him to political and private events.
The accusations come from Deanna Maher, former chief of Conyers' office in Southgate; Sydney Rooks, Conyers' lawyer from 1997 to 2000; and Dean Christian Thornton, a legislative aide fired in January, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Maker said that in 1998, Conyers ordered her to live in his Detroit house while his wife attended law classes in Oklahoma. Maher said she lived there for six weeks, caring for the couple's two young sons.
Maher and Thornton have written to the House Ethics Committee. Rooks said she talked to committee staffers on the subject in 1999 and 2004 and plans to make a formal complaint soon.
"I'm not going to get into responding to these things," said Stanley Brand, an attorney for Conyers.
Brand said Conyers responded to ethics committee questions when it considered some of the same allegations two years ago.
Conyers, 76, has served in the House since 1965. The Democrat is the senior minority member of the House Judiciary Committee.
Isn't Conyers kinda a known Commie?
Conyers is a slavemaster, running his office like a plantation.
But the slaves love him. He must be a kindly master.
And they stayed because........?
Why should it surprise anyone that a left wing democrat is a corrupt scumbag? They are despicable people.
I have a hard time being symapthetic to this lady. Conyers is a total POS and has certainly run afoul of ethic laws, but she could have said no and walked. There's no collar around her neck.
Yes, he reigns as the socialist congressman, decades in office in the biggest ghetto in America. A large part of a the biggest wasteland, commonly known as Detroit.
Guarantee this happens in numerous offices -- Democrat and Republican.
Send him a bill from the American taxpayer.
Very nice graphic, Jim
A Congressman abusing his aides? Unbelievable.
She (Rooks) told The Hill that she tutored Little John, as Conyerss elder son is known, when he was a student at the Cranbrook School, a private school in Bloomfield Hills.
Gee, I wonder what Conyers thinks about school vouchers.
John Conyers is one sick animal. Of course, the scumbag IS your typical Democrat. . . .
It looks pretty good on a resume to say 'Former Congressional Aid'.
And if you are working at his home office, there probably isn't all that much to do either.
Another example of the Democrat Party's "culture of corruption".
More of tha tliberal compassion, I guess.
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