Former president of the Correctional Officers Benevolent Association Norman Seabrook will go to jail for 4 years after taking a $60,000 kickback. The kickback was in exchange for a $20 million investment of members’ retirement investments in a company that eventually filed for bankruptcy, leaving the pension fund with a fraction of its beginning balance. He used to be one of the most influential union bosses in New York City, as head of the prison guards’ union, eschewing reforms that would have compromised officers’ safety.
Norman Seabrook got greedy.
“Despite his influence, Seabrook felt he wasn’t getting enough money in 2013.
“It’s time for Norman Seabrook to get paid,” he declared, according to testimony.”
Stephen Rex Brown, New York Daily News