Jurors in Seabrook Corruption Trial Face First Full Day of Deliberations – WNYC


Jurors in Seabrook Corruption Trial Face First Full Day of Deliberations – WNYC.

Jurors in the federal corruption trial of Councilman Larry Seabrook requested to review nearly a dozen exhibits during the first full day of deliberations at federal court in Manhattan.

Seabrook, a former Assemblyman and state Senator, is facing 12 counts of accepting corrupt payments, money laundering and fraud.

Judge Robert Patterson released to the press a list of exhibits the jury requested Thursday afternoon. The trial that entered its fourth week Monday.

Jurors wanted to see:

  • Seabrook’s expense reports for his North East Bronx Community Democratic Club
  • Contributions to Seabrook’s political club from Leon Eastmond, whom prosecutors allege paid Seabrook $50,000 as a bribe to get a boiler contract for the new Yankee Stadium. Eastmon has denied this.
  • Flyers for Christmas tree lighting ceremonies
  • Bank records from Seabrook’s personal accounts
  • Seabrook’s Conflict of Interest Board statement
  • Bank statement from Seabrook’s African-American Unity Day Parade and Festival
  • Seabrook’s American Express bill and re-imbursement for a trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Incorporation documents from the network on 501 C 3 non-profits that Seabrook set up and prosecutors allege he used as fronts to get more than $ 2 million City Council discretionary grant money
  • Testimony from Eastmond
  • Testimony of Tyrone Mitch Duren, who was the executive director of two of Seabrook’s non-profits.
  • Seabrook’s American Express Card monthly statements.

You Be The Jury: Would you vote to acquit CM Seabrook?  Leave your comment below.

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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