MANHATTAN - Day three of deliberations in the federal corruption trial of Yonkers City Councilwoman Sandy Annabi ended early today without a verdict.
Annabi and Zehy Jereis, her co-defendant and political mentor, are facing a total of 11 counts between them, ranging from conspiracy and bribery to extortion and tax evasion. The jury of nine women and three men are wading through five weeks worth of testimony and evidence.
Annabi is 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.
The former Yonkers GOP chair testified he was infatuated with Annabi and was simply trying to romance her.
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