Mistrial Declared in Seabrook Case


A mistrial was declared Friday in the corruption trial of Bronx City Councilman Larry Seabrook after the jury told the judge it was hopelessly deadlocked.

The Daily News was the first to report the news.

Apparently, CM Seabrook’s faith in God and the jury system was rewarded.

US Attorney Preet Bharara has fumbled a second high profile political corruption case in less than 30 days.

In a prepared statement, he said,

“While the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict in the trial of Councilman Seabrook, we fully intend to retry the case and prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Councilman criminally exploited his official position in order to enrich his friends, his family, and himself.”

Michael Benjamin

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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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