Does it add up? Seabrook Jury asks for calculator


The Daily News reports that on Day 3 of jury deliberations, the panel of eight women and four men got the calculator and met for more than six hours before retiring for the night without reaching a verdict.

The NY Times reported that federal prosecutors accused Councilman Larry Seabrook’s lawyers of making comments outside court that could influence the jury’s deliberations.

“People shouldn’t be asked to compromise their views for efficiency or expediency.”

That reported comment by CM Seabrook’s defense lawyer, Anthony Ricco was cited by US Attorney Preet Bharara as possibly influencing the jury. Judge Patterson had admonished jurors not to read news accounts of the case. He then cautioned defense lawyers “to be careful” about what they said to reporters.

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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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2 Responses to Does it add up? Seabrook Jury asks for calculator

  1. Madeleine Voetsch says:

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    Like

  2. Hah, seriously? That’s ridiculous. No way

    Like

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