Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Norman Seabrook, the president of the correction officers union, in January. 
  Credit Michael Appleton for The New York Times

Rikers Inquiry Expands to Include Union Chief’s Financial Dealings

Federal prosecutors are looking into whether Norman Seabrook, president of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association, enriched himself in his two decades running the union, according to a copy of a subpoena.
  • "The subpoena also demanded records concerning the union’s financial dealings with a disparate group of people and institutions, including Koehler & Isaacs, the union’s longtime law firm; the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an organization based in Los Angeles that focuses on Holocaust research; two hedge funds; and Philip Banks III, a longtime friend of Mr. Seabrook’s who was the New York Police Department’s top chief when he stepped down last year, about 10 months after being passed over for the job of commissioner."

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