Lawyer for ex-councilwoman says she never saw alleged bribe money
Former Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi?s attorney has revealed his client's defense to bribery charges, saying the former lawmaker never saw a dime of the alleged bribe money.
Officials say Anthony Mangone took $30,000 from a developer to bribe Annabi to vote "yes" on the failed Yonkers housing-development project at the Longfellow School. Mangone pleaded guilty earlier this week in the case.
Annabi's attorney says the allegations don't make sense since the project under consideration passed 7-0 when it needed only four "yes" votes.
Her attorney says she voted "yes" not because of the bribe, but because her initial concerns over the project had been addressed.
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