Tuesday, February 9, 2010

City Council member Larry Seabrook faces federal criminal charges

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 10:08 AM

City Council member Larry Seabrook is facing federal criminal charges in an indictment expected Tuesday afternoon, sources said.
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City Council member Larry Seabrook is facing federal criminal charges in an indictment expected Tuesday afternoon, sources said.

City Council member Larry Seabrook is facing federal criminal charges in an indictment expected Tuesday afternoon, sources said.

Details were unavailable about the nature of the charges against the three-term city official, a former state senator.

People briefed on the matter told the New York Times the charges include money laundering, conspiracy to commit mail fraud mail and wire fraud, mail and wire fraud, extortion and receiving an unlawful gratuity.

The indictment apparently stems from a joint city-state probe of City Council funding of non-profit groups. Seabrook was already in custody after his arrest, sources said.

The federal indictment will be unsealed later Tuesday.

The Bronx council member is also a former state assemblyman.

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