Congressman Pays For Unauthorized Vehicle Use

By: AP
By: AP
US Rep. Conyers reimburses the U.S. Treasury for son

(AP Photos/Susan Walsh)

Congressman John Conyers says he has reimbursed the U.S. Treasury Department $5,682 for the time his son used a government vehicle for non-official use in Detroit.
The 81-year-old Detroit Democrat and House Judiciary Committee chair says Wednesday in a statement that he based the amount on the daily usage cost of the vehicle to taxpayers.
Conyers said last month that 20-year-old John Conyers III used the Cadillac Escalade over the Thanksgiving holiday. The announcement came after a report of a theft from the sport utility vehicle registered in the name of Conyers' congressional district.
A Detroit police report said Conyers' son reported two laptops worth $1,100 each and $27,500 worth of concert tickets stolen from the parked vehicle.
The congressman said none of the stolen items were government property.

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  • by DumAsMe Location: Lansing on Dec 23, 2010 at 09:25 AM
    His son should be prosecuted for unauthorized use of government property. Why did he have all those concert tickets and two laptops?
  • by stan on Dec 23, 2010 at 04:33 AM
    I would still like to know why he had $27,000 in concert tickets. I think this congressman should have been dismissed from his position. Its no different then having a real job!
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