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IRS agent testifies in Sandy Annabi corruption trial

MANHATTAN - Prosecutors called an IRS agent to the stand today in the corruption trial of former Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi.

Annabi is accused of accepting bribes for her vote on projects like the controversial Ridge Hill development.

During the testimony, the agent showed a chart that detailed the alleged flow of money leading to Annabi.

However, during cross-examination, the agent admitted that the chart was based solely off the testimony of Anthony Mangone, the prosecution's star witness, and that he never recalled hearing Mangone say he gave money to Annabi.

Testimony from the prosecution's final witness will be given at a Connecticut home tomorrow. Court personnel, including the judge, will travel to the home of accountant Walid Farhat, who prepared Annabi's tax returns for years.

Doctors requested Farhat give testimony from his house because he suffered a heart attack during the summer.

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