Seabrook trial hits im­passe

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Bekiem­pis

A FED­ERAL jury said Tues­day it can’t de­cide if for­mer jails union boss Norman Seabrook is guilty of cor­rup­tion, but the judge told the panel to keep at it.

“Dear Judge Carter, we are dead­locked and re­quest your guid­ance about how to pro­ceed,” the jury fore­man wrote to Man­hat­tan Fed­eral Court Judge Andrew Carter just be­fore noon Tues­day. The jury had de­lib­er­ated for about 20 hours.

Carter told the 12-mem­ber panel around 1 p.m. to keep go­ing, say­ing, “I urge you to con­sider each other’s views with an open mind.”

Seabrook, 57, is ac­cused of pock­et­ing $60,000 in ex­change for di­rect­ing $20 mil­lion in Cor­rec­tion Of­fi­cers’ Benev­o­lent As­so­ci­a­tion money to a hedge fund once run by Mur­ray Hu­ber­feld, who is also 57 and on trial.

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