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.

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