Top NY Prison Cop Embezzeled $Millions To Jewish Hedge Fund
Norman Seabrook, president of the city’s Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, was arrested early Wednesday on federal corruption charges, officials said.
Seabrook, 56, was taken into custody by federal agents at his Morris Park home in the Bronx about 6 a.m.
The feds claim that between November 2013 through 2015, Seabrook received kickbacks for funneling more than $20 million in wire transfers from the union’s pension fund to Huberfeld’s company Platinum Partners, according to court papers.
Of course Huberfeld is a crooked Jew, who was busted for having someone else sit in for him when getting his brokers license, yet somehow was still a broker..
And I'm sure Seabrook had help from his other crooked cop buddies. Benevolant, they call themselves. Lol.
Here's Seabrook's own bio. Puke.
Norman Seabrook is president of the New York City Correction Officer's Benevolent Association (COBA), the largest municipal jail union in the United States with 11,000 members. He is also the quintessential New York success story. His is a story of hard work, dedication, and achievement that parallels that of many other leaders in the largest city in America.
President Seabrook became a correction officer in 1985, and quickly rose through the ranks to become part of the selective and prestigious Emergency Response Unit.
After eight years of working in law enforcement, President Seabrook identified shortcomings which led him to be proactive and eventually begin a campaign to run for the COBA Union presidency.
Having never held a post within the union he encountered challenges, but in June 1995 he defeated the incumbent and four other candidates to become President.
Seabrook attributes that victory to his mother, who told him “You can do whatever you want if you focus on others.”
At the beginning of his tenure, correction officers were the invisible men and women of law enforcement. As a result, their wage and benefit packages lagged behind those of the other uniformed services.
That changed when President Seabrook negotiated COBA's 1998 contract. It paid correction officers more than police officers were making under the contract bargained by the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.
President Seabrook created the COBA Widows' and Children's Fund shortly after taking office. The Fund seeks to alleviate the financial burden to members' families when officers lost their lives while serving. Since its inception, the Fund has distributed a record breaking $1 million dollars to those families, including $200,000 in 2013. The COBA Scholarship Fund is another example of President Seabrook's leadership. A half million dollars has been awarded to eligible applicants, including correction officers seeking to further their own education.
With President Seabrook's leadership, COBA has also managed to enact 24 Bills into law for New York State.
The anti privatization bill, which prevented the City of New York from eliminating thousands of jobs for correction officers, is considered one of the most significant pieces of legislation in the history of the New York City Department of Correction.
As a result of these and numerous other initiatives to benefit the lives of his members and the general public, President Seabrook has been the recipient of dozens of honors and prestigious appointments, including:
Chair of the Uniformed Forces Coalition
Appointed to the bi-partisan Task Force to Reform New York State and City Elections
Transition team for Mayor Elect Bloomberg
Vice Chair of the Bronx Democratic Committee
Appointed by President George W. Bush to the Presidential Commission on the United States Postal Service
Appointed to the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in 2006.
In 2007, President Seabrook became the first union leader outside the state of Illinois to endorse Barack Obama for President.
In 2009, Norman Seabrook was awarded the NAACP's Benjamin L. Hooks “Keeper of the Flame Award” for his dedication to the labor community, locally and nationally.
In 2010 Norman Seabrook was cited by City Hall News as one New York City's twelve most effective labor leaders. The next year he received the “Labor Leader of the Year Award from The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network.
President Norman Seabrook's leadership abilities and outspoken positions on issues have made him much in demand from local, state, and national media. From 2010 to 2013, he hosted his own radio program called “Real Talk, Real Time” on WWRL 1600AM. He remains a lifelong resident of the Bronx.
Through it all, COBA President Norman Seabrook has made an unwavering commitment to his members the hallmark of his leadership at the Union.
Re: Top NY Prison Cop Embezzeled $Millions To Jewish Hedge Fund
This story is coming out of New York today too.
NEW YORK -- A former chief at New York's notorious Rikers Island jail complex and four of his underlings were convicted of felony charges Tuesday after authorities said they beat an inmate at the chief's behest because the man had stared him down during a search of his cell.
OK, these guys were convicted, that means they were guilty. This is the top corrupt cop Seabrook's response to this conviction.
A Message from COBA President Norman Seabrook
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
“Today’s verdict is an absolute travesty and yet another example of how Correction Officers are treated differently and disrespected for doing the job they are sworn to do – protect New Yorkers. We wonder if it is even possible for these officers to receive a fair trial given the fact that the powers that be regularly use Correction Officers as a scapegoat for decades of mismanagement at Rikers. This is not only unfair, it is unjust for the men and their families whose lives are being upended by this verdict. After all, this case is based on the allegations and testimony of a confirmed gang leader who has a history of misconduct and violence and is using this incident to seek a payday from the taxpayers of New York City. We will continue to support these men moving forward.”
The Correction Officers' Benevolent Association will be announcing a 10-13 for the ESU officers to assist them in providing for their families. The date will be announced.
Re: Top NY Prison Cop Embezzeled $Millions To Jewish Hedge Fund
This story just keeps getting better.
Corrections officers union president Norman Seabrook (far left) and former NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks (center right) are being investigated over trips paid for by businessman Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz (from left, flanking Banks at a charity dinner). Some 20 cops are also being questioned.
Wiretaps on the two businessmen’s phones revealed relationships with several NYPD cops — and the probe soon led the feds to then-NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks and his close pal, corrections union president Norman Seabrook, sources said.
Reichberg, who lives in Borough Park, is a police buff known for his NYPD connections, while Rechnitz is a deep-pocketed de Blasio donor from the Upper West Side, sources said.
The businessmen became close friends with Banks and Seabrook, with the foursome traveling together to the Caribbean and to Israel in 2014.