Friday, June 26, 2009

Carlyle Group Affiliate Bribed Rep. John Conyer's Wife

Synagro Technologies gave two payments to Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers in late 2007. The company paid Mrs. Conyers for her support on a $47 million contract for sewage sludge processing and incinerator construction/operation. A court accepted Monica's guilty plea.

The Carlyle Group purchased Synagro Technologies in April 2007. They charge affiliates a management fee for their operational expertise.

(Note: Carlyle and their energy joint venture Carlyle/Riverstone paid $50 million to New York State to make a pension pay for play investigation disappear.)