- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Disgraced former Detroit City Council president Monica Conyers has filed for divorce from her husband of 25 years, Democratic U.S. Rep. John Conyers.

Monica Conyers made the filing Sept. 3 in Wayne County.

The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report that she cites in the filing “a breakdown of the marriage relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the marriage can be preserved.”

The 86-year-old John Conyers is not contesting the divorce. They have two adult sons.

Monica Conyers is 50. She was sentenced to 37 months in prison after pleading guilty in 2009 to conspiracy to commit bribery while on the City Council.

A Dec. 3 divorce settlement conference is scheduled.

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