New York City Councilman Larry Seabrook, whose adventures in brazen corruption were chronicled in our report “Clean Elections and Scandal: Case Studies from Maine, Arizona and New York City”, was convicted yesterday on nine counts of funneling public money to shady non-profits run by his family members, doctoring receipts, accepting kickbacks for public contracts and laundering money, according to the New York Post.
Seabrook has also automatically lost his office due to the conviction, and the City Council has already removed his profile from their website. He is expected to get between 4 1/2 and 6 1/2 years.
Seabrook, whose political career in New York City spans two decades, was last re-elected with over 90% of the popular vote in his district. He has accepted at least $361,000 in public funds for his campaigns over the course of his career, according to our report.
We wish Mr. Seabrook the best of luck on his sentence, and lament that there may, in fact, be no $177 bagels in prison.