A former Yonkers councilwoman was sentenced to six years in prison for accepting bribes in exchange for her vote on real estate deals, the New York Post reported.
Sandy Annabi, who voted with developers on deals — including the high-end mixed-use development Ridge Hill in Yonkers — was also ordered to pay more than $1.4 million in fines and restitution, the Post said. The shopping and residential center’s developer of that project, Forest City Enterprises, was not charged, according to previous reports.
Zerhy Jereis, Annabi’s co-defendant and former Chairman of the Yonkers Republican Committee, was given four years in prison for his role in the scheme. [NYP] –Guelda Voien