Former jail-guard union chief Norman Seabrook petulantly mumbled “that’s bulls–t” in court Thursday as he was forced for the second time to listen to prosecutors lay out his alleged crimes — during the opening of his corruption retrial.
Seabrook is accused of taking $60,000 in bribes in exchange for funneling $20 million in union pension money into a dicey hedge fund that later went belly-up.
But when prosecutors were explaining their case on Day 1 of the retrial in Manhattan federal court, “there was an audible expletive from Mr. Seabrook . . . something along the lines of ‘that’s bulls–t,’” according to Assistant US Attorney Martin Bell.
Judge Alvin Hellerstein said he didn’t hear Seabrook but nonetheless told him to “be impassive.”
Seabrook denied the outburst. “I didn’t say it,” he claimed.
Seabrook was first tried in 2017, but the proceedings, which included blockbuster testimony from a shady Mayor de Blasio donor, ended in a hung jury.
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