Ex-Wayne County official found guilty of corruption

Zayd Allebban accused of lying about bribes involving supervisor

Published On: Feb 19 2013 02:11:46 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 19 2013 06:25:10 PM EST

A former Wayne County official has been found guilty in a federal corruption trial.

Zayd Allebban, who was the county's director of enterprise application, was on trial for obstruction of justice and falsifying documents.

Tuesday, jurors found him not-guilty of a count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and a count of obstruction of justice by means of false documents. He was found guilty on two other counts of obstruction of justice by means of false documents.

The 33-year-old was accused of conspiring with his supervisor, Tahir Kazmi, to deliver cash to a contractor to convince the contractor to lie to the FBI about bribes paid to Kazmi.

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Allebban was also accused of creating false documents to cover up the bribes.

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