NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Opening statements will be heard in Norman Seabrook’s corruption retrial, Thursday morning.
Seabrook, the former jail guard union boss, was charged with committing honest services wire fraud.READ MORE: 3 Arrested, 1 Suspect Still Wanted For Drive-By Shooting That Injured 4 In Yonkers
He was accused of taking $60,000 in bribes to funnel $20 million of union money into a hedge fund.READ MORE: Campaign 2021: Polls Open For Early Voting In New York City Primaries; First With Ranked Choice Voting
His first trial ended last year with a deadlocked jury after a witness implicated Seabrook and other political figures including Mayor Bill de Blasio.MORE NEWS: Biden And G-7 Partners Launch Infrastructure Initiative For Developing Countries
Seabrook has pleaded not guilty, and a jury was chosen Wednesday for the second trial.