Alleged co-conspirators in Yonkers bribery case maintain innocence

A day after attorney Anthony Mangone pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe a Yonkers councilwoman in exchange for a "yes" vote on a development project, the two alleged co-conspirators are insisting they are innocent.

Mangone allegedly paid a bribe to Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi through an intermediary, former Yonkers GOP chairman Zehy Jereis, in exchange for Annabi voting "yes" on the failed Yonkers housing-development project at the Longfellow School.

Lawyers for both Annabi and Jereis denied the allegations that their clients were involved in any wrongdoing.

Mangone faces up to 45 years in prison, but is expected to serve much less in exchange for testifying against Annabi and Jereis. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 18.

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