Ex-Wayne County official convicted of corruption going to prison

Zayd Allebban convicted of lying about bribes involving supervisor

DETROIT - A former Wayne County official who was found guilty in a federal corruption trial in February has been sentenced to prison time.

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

Uncut interview: Zayd Allebban talks about sentencing

He was sentenced to 41 months in prison on Friday.

"It's not what we had hoped for, but it's not too far from what we expected either," Allebban told Local 4. "This doesn't make us happy or sad. The verdict itself is where we're disappointed."

Allebban said he is already planning to appeal.

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Earlier this year 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.

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

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