Ticker – Judge orders ex-jail union boss to be freed in bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) – A powerful New York jail union boss-turned-prison inmate is poised to go free less than halfway through his sentence in a corruption case. A federal judge decided this week that Norman Seabrook’s nearly five-year term should be reduced. Seabrook originally was sentenced to 58 months in prison. But the judge says Seabrook’s sentence is now unjust – because a co-defendant appealed and got his own prison term reduced to just over a year. Seabrook has served about 21 months on his conviction for taking bribes to put $20 million in union pension money into a risky hedge fund. The union lost $19 million.