Seabrook trial hits impasse
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.