Seabrook jury deliberations continue

Today’s NY Post reports on the latest news coming from the federal corruption trial of CM Larry Seabrook. Read the story below:

Jurors at the corruption trial of city Councilman Larry Seabrook spent nearly all of yesterday considering the first of 12 counts against the Bronx Democrat before announcing they “cannot come to an agreement.”

In response to a late-afternoon note asking for “any instruction you can give,” Manhattan federal Judge Robert Patterson Jr. told the panel to “consider the other counts and come back to Count 1” later.

The first count in Seabrook’s indictment charges him with pocketing about $40,000 in “illegal gratuities” from Bronx boiler-company owner Leon Eastmond in exchange for helping him land a lucrative contract for the new Yankee Stadium.

Eastmond, who testified under terms of a nonprosecution agreement, said he gave Seabrook’s political club the money in part because of the deal but insisted it wasn’t a “quid pro quo.”

Read Michael Benjamin related op-ed “Keystone Kops vs. Seabrook” here.

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1 Response to Seabrook jury deliberations continue

  1. Andy King says:

    Thought provoking and informative.


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