NYC councilman guilty of some corruption counts
NEW YORK – A veteran New York City politician has been convicted of some corruption counts at his retrial.
A federal jury reached the verdict Thursday at the Manhattan trial of city councilman Larry Seabrook.
He was found guilty on nine of 12 corruption counts.
Prosecutors had accused the 61-year-old Democrat of misdirecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money meant for community projects.
The evidence included a receipt for a $7 bagel sandwich that allegedly had been doctored to put the cost at $177. Prosecutors accused Seabrook of using it to make a phony reimbursement request to a political club he controlled.
A trial last year ended with a hung jury.