Attorney pleads guilty to Yonkers bribery, corruption charges

Westchester-based attorney Anthony Mangone pleaded guilty yesterday to bribery and extortion in connection to the failed Yonkers housing-development project at the Longfellow School.

Mangone was accused of funneling $40,000 to Zehy Jereis, the former Yonkers Republican Party chairman and cousin of former Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi, in the hopes that Jereis could sway Annabi's vote.

Mangone faces up to 40 years in prison for conspiracy, bribery and corruption charges, but is expected to serve much less due to his cooperation with prosecutors. He is expected to be sentenced in March.

Annabi and Jereis are also facing charges in connection to the Yonkers Ridge Hill development, where Annabi is accused of selling her vote. They are scheduled to go on trial early next year.

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