MANHATTAN (CN) – Federal prosecutors today unsealed a 13-count indictment accusing New York City Councilman Larry Seabrook of soliciting a $50,000 bribe to influence the awarding on a subcontract at the new Yankee Stadium, and steering more than $1 million of city money to nonprofits he controlled to benefit his friends and family. Seabrook, 58, represents the 12th Council District in the Bronx.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement that Seabrook is charged with “receiving $50,000 in corrupt payments for influencing the award of a lucrative subcontract at the new Yankee Stadium; fraudulently steering over $1 million in New York City Council discretionary funds to nonprofit organizations he controlled to benefit his girlfriend, his brother, his sisters, and his nephew; fraud related to a New York City Fire Department diversity initiative; and fraud related to a New York City Council job placement program.”
He also is charged with conspiracy and money laundering.
Seabrook surrendered to arrest this morning, prosecutors said.