The trial of accused corrupt City Councilman Larry Seabrook will continue on Monday, even though jurors are finding it difficult to come to a decision based on the evidence presented.
Jurors handed a note to the judge on Friday claiming they are unable to come to a conclusion about the corruption charges against Seabrook. He is accused of receiving kickbacks from a Bronx boilermaker who received help from Seabrook in securing a contract with the New York Yankees, reported NY1.
We cannot come to an agreement on the first count of corruption, wrote the jury to Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr. of Federal District Court in Manhattan, reported the New York Times. Is there any instruction you can give? the jury asked. Judge Patterson said the jury should consider the other counts.
Seabrook is also accused of funneling tax dollars to Bronx nonprofit groups that he controls.