Annabi and Jereis found guilty on all counts

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NEW YORK - A jury today returned a decisive verdict in the federal corruption trial of former Yonkers City Councilwoman Sandy Annabi.

The jury of nine women and three men found Annabi and co-defendant Zehy Jereis guilty on all counts. Annabi was found guilty on 10 counts, and Jereis on six counts ranging from conspiracy and bribery to extortion and tax evasion.

Annabi was accused of taking $174,000 worth of gifts and payments from Jereis as part of a scheme to buy her vote on two development deals in the city.

While Annabi's charges could total 166 years in prison, she is more likely to receive 12 to 15 years. Jereis' charges total 80 years, but he is likely to get 14 to 17 behind bars when run concurrently.

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For extended News 12 coverage of the Sandy Annabi verdict, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select io Extra.

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