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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of New York

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Statement Of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman On The Conviction Of Norman Seabrook, President Of Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association

“Norman Seabrook was once one of the most powerful union leaders in this City.  Today he stands convicted of taking a $60,000 bribe to invest $20 million of his union members’ money in a fund that ultimately went belly-up, losing $19 million.  Seabrook’s is the fifth major public corruption conviction by our Office in as many months:  the governor’s right-hand man, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly, the Senate Majority Leader, and the key executive in the Buffalo Billion case.  I commend the hard-working members of the FBI who worked on all of these investigations, and the career prosecutors of this office who prosecuted this case: Martin Bell, Lara Pomerantz, and the chief of our public corruption unit, Russell Capone.  As long as there are public servants who put self-interest above the people they are sworn to serve, public corruption will remain a top priority of this Office.”

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Updated August 15, 2018