YONKERS - Sandy Annabi's corruption trial is over and some of those who worked with her while she was a Yonkers city councilwoman say they're shocked that she was found guilty.
"Sometimes maybe it's just somebody who is good to you or mentoring you, you feel you owe them something, but I hate to think anything malicious or greed or anything like that. I care too much for Sandy for that," said Dee Barbato, who served on the City Council with Annabi. Despite testifying for the prosecution, she says she remains Annabi's ally.
Annabi, who served on the City Council from 2001 to 2009, was convicted on all counts, including bribery and extortion. The jury found her guilty of accepting bribes to change her votes on two development deals.
A sentencing date has not been set yet, and Annabi's attorney says he plans to appeal.
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