Councilman Larry Seabrook Rises To His Own Defense

Bronx Councilman Larry Seabrook is breathing a bit easier after the government’s first attempt to prosecute him in corruption charges resulted in a mistrial. “There’s a tremendous amount of relief, but the most important thing is being able to go back to the district and do the work that I’ve been doing for 30 years in terms of serving the constituents,” Councilman Seabrook said in an interview on NY1’s “Inside City Hall” last night.

Councilman Seabrook, who’s accused of taking $40,000 in donations in exchange for favors, forging expense receipts and funneling more than $1 million to a network of non-profit companies he controlled that employed his family members and associates, defended his work by comparing himself to Governor Andrew Cuomo and JFK. “I think it was a president named John Kennedy and he hired his brother named Robert Kennedy. I think there was a governor named Mario Cuomo and there was a son that ran his campaign and also ran the non-profit. I think he’s the governor now,” Councilman Seabrook said.  Read More