Federal Jury Finds Former Wayne County Tech Manager Guilty

A former Wayne County technology manager has just been convicted of two counts of obstructing justice for creating a bogus document to thwart a federal investigation of county government.

A jury of seven men and five women reached the verdict in the trial of Zayd Allebban, 34, of Dearborn, who now faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.

His attorney, Haytham Faraj, said Allebban has no criminal record and Faraj will ask for probation.

Allebban is the first defendant in the Wayne County corruption investigation to stand trial, though much of the testimony in his case centered on his former boss, Tahir Kazmi. Kazmi already pleaded guilty to accepting bribes from a contractor, Philip Shisha.

Read more:  Detroit Free Press
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