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Mistrial declared in corruption trial of Bronx (RAT) Councilman Larry Seabrook
NY Daily News ^ | 12/10/11 | Robert Gearty & Corky Siemaszko

Posted on 12/10/2011 5:36:32 AM PST by Libloather

Mistrial declared in corruption trial of Bronx Councilman Larry Seabrook
Prosecutors plan to retry politician
BY Robert Gearty & Corky Siemaszko
Updated: Saturday, December 10 2011, 1:56 AM


Seabrook is accused of steering City Council slush funds to nonprofits under his control to benefit himself, mistress Gloria Jones-Grant and family members, including a teenage granddaughter.

Seabrook is also charged with shaking down a Bronx business that he helped to win a contract on the new Yankee Stadium.

In his summation, prosecutor Brent Wible said Seabrook's family and friends got more than $600,000 in city funds from the nonprofits in a six-year period.

He said the primary goal of one of the nonprofits, the North East Bronx Redevelopment Corp. wasn't to help the people of the northeast Bronx.

"NEBRC's primary goal was to help Larry Seabrook," the prosecutor said.

Throughout the four-week trial, Seabrook insisted he would be vindicated.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bronx; corruption; seabrook; trial
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1 posted on 12/10/2011 5:36:43 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Holder’s people using government handout programs as their own slush fund to enrich pals and buy votes - nothing new here.

That’s how President Community Organizer made his bones.

2 posted on 12/10/2011 5:59:50 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Libloather

I remember seeing a show on tv where they put a camera, facing down, on a cliff where lemmings were running off and falling into the sea. They were twisting and tumbling and yelling “Hope and Change!” as they splashed into the saltwater.

3 posted on 12/10/2011 6:15:48 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Iron Munro
I am shocked, shocked I tell you, Munro. Imagine that. A Bronx Jury unable to reach a verdict against a black man.

Oh well. I suppose it shows some progress in that they did not vote to acquit.

4 posted on 12/10/2011 10:19:29 AM PST by Kenny Bunk (So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?)
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