The American taxpayer and his horse get raped

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by fhl, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. fhl

    fhl

    "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 serving current member of the U.S. House of Representatives — makes $174,000 a year....The court said that Monica Conyers provided information that established her inability to pay for a lawyer, including "a detailed description of her financial resources in the presentence investigation report and [the information] that Mrs. Conyers was on her own — so to speak — as to such resources." Therefore, the court said, "Further inquiry was not appropriate and would have intruded on private matters."
    The article notes that according to federal guidelines, a family member's wealth cannot be considered when determining a defendant's ability to pay, "unless the family indicates willingness and financial ability to retain counsel promptly.""


    Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/o...-pay-for-a-lawyer-88152417.html#ixzz0iRrQpmIW
     
  2. Arnie

    Arnie

    Not only is she broke, she is stupid. A public defender? Really? Yea, that's where all the good one's are. :D