City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the Standards and Ethics Committee will review the accusations against Larry Seabrook, who just turned himself in. It’ll be the committee’s first meeting of the year, according to the Council web site.
In a public statement, Quinn said:
All of us in the City Council take the deeply troubling allegations against Council Member Larry Seabrook very seriously.
If Council Member Seabrook’s alleged crimes are proven to be true, they display a galling abuse of the trust and confidence placed in public officials. I am confident our judicial system will move forward with appropriate action.
The matter is being immediately referred to the Council’s Standards and Ethics Committee. The Committee will convene as early as next week.
We have been fully cooperative with authorities and we will continue to provide any assistance requested in this matter.