Ex-Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi begins prison sentence in CT

The former councilwoman was arrested on bribery charges in 2010.

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DANBURY, Conn. - Former Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi began her six-year sentence in a federal prison today.

Annabi's new home is a federal prison for women in Danbury, Conn. The 42-year-old will be required to work while behind bars and will often be assigned to the kitchen. Annabi could also be assigned to maintenance and electrical work.

Annabi will also have to complete four weeks of orientation that includes psychological and physical exams.

Annabi's attorney plans on filing an appellate brief tomorrow in hopes of having her conviction overturned. If her appeal is not granted, her attorney believes she will serve 85 percent of her sentence and be released to a halfway house.

Serving for eight years on the Yonkers City Council representing the 2nd District on the city's southwest side, Annabi was term-limited out in 2009.

Annabi was arrested on bribery charges in 2010, more than a year after completing her last term in office.

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